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Clinical Practice Guideline for Peripheral Nerve Blocks in Upper and Lower Extremity
The NAON Clinical Practice Guideline for Peripheral Nerve Blocks in Upper and Lower Extremity provides nurses with consistent, evidence-based scientific recommendations intended to guide nurses in the care of orthopaedic patients who are undergoing a peripheral nerve block in the upper and lower extremity. This nursing clinical practice guideline addresses patient assessment, ongoing monitoring for pain and symptoms of anesthetic toxicity, and potential complications. The guideline also includes an explanation of the pathophysiologic mechanisms involved with peripheral nerve blocks in upper and lower extremity and the steps to be implemented to ensure patient safety, quality care and positive patient outcomes. Copyright 2014.