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Regional Anesthesia

Alternate Names : Regional Block, Field Block, Nerve Block, Conduction Anesthesia

Regional Anesthesia | Preparation & Expectations | Home Care and Complications

What happens right after the procedure?

Many procedures that use regional anesthesia are fairly minor. After the procedure, the person is taken to a surgery recovery room. The individual may be able to go home a few hours after the procedure. Someone else must drive the person home. This is because sedatives can impair coordination and reflexes for several hours.

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Regional Anesthesia: Home Care and Complications

Author: Adam Brochert, MD
Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
Date Reviewed: 07/05/01

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