Peripheral nerve blocks (PNB) play an important role in the anesthetic plan for patients undergoing many types of surgical procedures. A PNB is accomplished by injecting a specific local anesthetic near a nerve or nerves that control sensation and movement to a specific part of the body. The use of PNB in multimodal anesthesia offers patients a choice in not only the type of anesthesia but gives the benefit of superior post-operative pain control. PNBs provide fewer complications, minimal systemic effects and improved patient outcomes. Also, with the use of a PNB patients have far less post-operative nausea and the use of narcotic supplementation is eliminated or greatly reduced, all of which will improve your surgical experience. These site-specific nerve blocks provide excellent pain control so you can begin your recovery and get back to life.
Continuous outpatient PNB catheters have the advantage of providing site-specific, extended pain control for patients up to 48 to 72 hours. We use the a system to provide our patients with superior pain control. These continuous catheters have been shown to decrease opioid use and side effects, improve pain control and overall surgical experience. These blocks and methods are crucial to enhancing the quality of care for surgeries that can be done in the outpatient setting. Use of PNB and continuous catheters is associated with a decrease in perioperative mortality and morbidity. Including bleeding events, respiratory complications and event heart attacks. Our CRNAs are here to provide you with the best surgical and anesthesia experience possible. So when you’re thinking about your next surgical procedure think about us. We’re here to help alleviate the stress and burden of postoperative pain.