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BJA Education: Analgesia in intensive care: part 2 (Read) for Allied Health

Speciality Classification
Allied Health
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
Provider
eIntegrity
Endorsed By
Faculty of Pain Medicine RCA, British Pain Society

Permission has been granted by Elsevier on behalf of the British Journal of Anaesthesia to link directly to articles and MCQs from BJA Education on e-Learning Anaesthesia.

Key points

  • Pain is a common problem in intensive care; region- al anaesthesia (RA), although less studied, offers ex- cellent pain relief while avoiding opioid-induced side-effects.
  • Performance of RA in intensive care is fraught with challenges. The pharmacology of local anaesthetics (LAs) is greatly influenced by pathophysiological states common in this setting, and understanding this is important in minimizing the complications.
  • Despite numerous dilemmas like sepsis, coagulopa- thy, inotrope dependence, and sedation, risk–benefits of RA have to be considered on an individual basis and the reasons clearly documented.
  • In intensive care, a high index of suspicion and close monitoring is necessary to promptly identify the de- velopment of neuraxial infections or LA toxicity.
  • The risk due to RA can be minimized by adopting local and national guidelines, using modern tech- nologies, and considering available alternatives and local expertise.

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Delivery
Title
BJA Education: Analgesia in intensive care: part 2 (Read) for Allied Health
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Chronic Conditions and Disease Management, Pain management, Pain Management and Palliative Care
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Price
Free
Location
Online
Reference
20_04_18
Access Duration (in months)
12
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