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Peripheral nerve block

Pain control after surgery

Part of pain management and recovery from surgery may involve the use of a peripheral nerve block.

These videos explain what a peripheral nerve block is and how you can use it to control pain in the hospital and after you return home.

You can watch the full 24-minute series at once or in two- to three-minute segments.

Full video series

Two- to three-minute segments

Choose which of the 10 topics address your questions.

These 10 video segments explain what a peripheral nerve block is and how you can use it to control pain in the hospital and after you return home.
What is a peripheral nerve block?
Preparing for surgery
Peripheral nerve block placement
What to expect with your peripheral nerve block
Infusion pump and catheter function
Care of the catheter and pump
Removal of the peripheral nerve catheter
When to contact your anesthesiologist

 

Source: Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Surgery: What You Need to Know, surg-ahc-21686

First published: 01/15/2011
Last updated: 01/15/2011

Reviewed by: Allina Health's Patient Education Department experts