Local Anesthesia (Training Physician)

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PRE-PROCEDURE
INDICATIONS
  • Any procedure requiring localized, short-term anesthesia, including a broad range of medical and minor surgical procedures
CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • There are no absolute contraindications to local anesthesia.
  • Relative contraindications include prior allergic reaction, large target areas requiring large doses of anesthetic, liver disease (amides), pseudocholinesterase deficiency (esters), and seizure disorder.
EQUIPMENT
  • Personal protective equipment (gloves, face shield)
  • Skin cleansing agent (chlorhexidine or povidone-iodine solution)
  • Needles (large and small, e.g., 18- and 25- to 30-gauge)
  • Syringe (e.g., 10 mL)
  • Anesthetic agent

PROCEDURE
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POST-PROCEDURE
CARE
  • No special care is required following local anesthesia administration.
  • Look for signs of neurovascular compromise or infection.
COMPLICATIONS
  • Bleeding, infection, inflammation, and neurovascular compromise are possible.
  • Systemic complications, although rare, include cardiac dysfunction and dysrhythmias; central nervous system dysfunction, including altered mental status and seizures; and allergic reaction.
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