Spinal, Epidural, and Caudal Anesthesia - General Considerations
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Preoperative assessment of the patient for regional anesthesia is similar to that for general anesthesia. The details of the procedure to be performed, including its anticipated length, patient position, and a complete review of any coexisting diseases, should be taken into account in determining the appropriateness of a regional technique.
The area where the block is to be administered should be examined for potential difficulties or pathology. Preexisting neurologic abnormalities should be well documented and the presence of kyphoscoliosis determined.
A history of abnormal bleeding and a review of the patient's medications may indicate a need for additional coagulation studies.
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Pino, Richard M., editor. "Spinal, Epidural, and Caudal Anesthesia - General Considerations." Clinical Anesthesia Procedures, 9th ed., Wolters Kluwer, 2019. Anesthesia Central, anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/ClinicalAnesthesiaProcedures/728222/all/Spinal__Epidural__and_Caudal_Anesthesia___General_Considerations.
Spinal, Epidural, and Caudal Anesthesia - General Considerations. In: Pino RM, ed. Clinical Anesthesia Procedures. 9th ed. Wolters Kluwer; 2019. https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/ClinicalAnesthesiaProcedures/728222/all/Spinal__Epidural__and_Caudal_Anesthesia___General_Considerations. Accessed October 14, 2019.
Spinal, Epidural, and Caudal Anesthesia - General Considerations. (2019). In Pino, R. M. (Ed.), Clinical Anesthesia Procedures. Available from https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/ClinicalAnesthesiaProcedures/728222/all/Spinal__Epidural__and_Caudal_Anesthesia___General_Considerations
Spinal, Epidural, and Caudal Anesthesia - General Considerations [Internet]. In: Pino RM, editors. Clinical Anesthesia Procedures. Wolters Kluwer; 2019. [cited 2019 October 14]. Available from: https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/ClinicalAnesthesiaProcedures/728222/all/Spinal__Epidural__and_Caudal_Anesthesia___General_Considerations.
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