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Table Of Contents

Patient Selection
PATIENT SELECTION
Figure 3.2.Spinal nerves
Table 4.1.Classification of local anaesthetics
Epidurals in Obstetrics
Epidurals in Paediatric Practice
Patient Observations
Discontinuation and Removal of the Epidural Catheter
Troubleshooting
Education and Training
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Table 11.1.Extract from a competency based assessment
Table 11.2.KSF HWB7 dimension levels
Clinical Governance and Clinical Audit
Glossary
Index
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Epidural Analgesia in Acute Pain Management

Epidural Analgesia in Acute Pain Management

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Epidurals are increasingly popular and have become more versatile, with applications in adult surgery, trauma, obstetrics and paediatric practice. This book of best practice guidelines aims to help develop and improve patient care, stimulate learning and highlight ideas for nursing research. It can be used as a quick reference guide for clinical practice or as a framework for developing individual local epidural services and practice guidelines. outlines the specific responsibilities of the multidisciplinary healthcare team in relation to epidural practice reviews the issues of risk benefit analysis and informed consent provides an overview of the physiology of acute pain, epidural catheter insertion procedure and the pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of the commonest classes of drugs describes the equipment required to ensure safe and effective delivery of epidural solution to patients

An overview of the nature and frequency of the observations required for close monitoring of patients and a practical guide to the removal of the catheter are also provided. Clinical governance and  competency-based training are also addressed, and a framework provided to fit the training into the Agenda for Change Knowledge and Skills framework.

Epidurals are increasingly popular and have become more versatile, with applications in adult surgery, trauma, obstetrics and paediatric practice. This book of best practice guidelines aims to help develop and improve patient care, stimulate learning and highlight ideas for nursing research. It can be used as a quick reference guide for clinical practice or as a framework for developing individual local epidural services and practice guidelines. outlines the specific responsibilities of the multidisciplinary healthcare team in relation to epidural practice reviews the issues of risk benefit analysis and informed consent provides an overview of the physiology of acute pain, epidural catheter insertion procedure and the pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of the commonest classes of drugs describes the equipment required to ensure safe and effective delivery of epidural solution to patients

An overview of the nature and frequency of the observations required for close monitoring of patients and a practical guide to the removal of the catheter are also provided. Clinical governance and  competency-based training are also addressed, and a framework provided to fit the training into the Agenda for Change Knowledge and Skills framework.

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