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OSE_1309_part3_Layout 1 9/6/13 12:21 PM Page 130 ANESTHESIA ALERT Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH, and Ryan D. Nagy, MD Are Continuous Peripheral Nerve Blocks for You? They can be, with the proper patient selection and good education. A s more patients and providers experience the benefits of single-shot regional anesthesia in outpatient settings, many are wondering whether they can take the next step, asking, "Can we improve things further by using continuous peripheral nerve blockade?" The answer is a qualified yes. CPNB is being used more often in outpatient settings and the results have generally been positive. There are risks to consider, however, including infection, the potential for respiratory distress, local anesthetic systemic toxicity and falls. What you can do to minimize risks ON TARGET One of the best ways to minimize CPNB-related risks is ultrasound, which provides real-time visualization and decreases insertion time and discomfort. 1 3 0 O U T PAT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E | S E P T E M B E R 2013 All photos: Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH, and Ryan D. Nagy, MD The keys to minimizing those risks boil down to careful patient and

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