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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 series at once or in two- to three-minute segments.

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  • This 24-minute video explains what a peripheral nerve block is, how to prepare for surgery, what to expect during and after peripheral nerve block placement, how to care for your infusion pump and catheter. It concludes with testimonial from people who have used peripheral nerve block to control pain after surgery. 

    The video segments below explain what a peripheral nerve block is and how you can use it to control pain in the hospital and after you return home. 

    Part 1: What is peripheral nerve block?

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    Part 2: Preparing for surgery

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    Part 3: Peripheral nerve block placement

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    Part 4: What to expect

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    Part 5: Infusion pump and catheter function

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    Part 6: Care of the catheter and pump

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    Part 7: Removing the peripheral nerve catheter

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    Part 8: When to contact your anesthesiologist

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    Part 9: Testimonials

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