Patient Care and Safety
The type and amount of anesthesia used depends on the patient’s need. An anesthesia provider will consider the patient’s health, medication use, allergies, medical history and past use of anesthesia to decide what is best for the patient
Delivering Regional Anesthesia
Regional anesthesia can be injected into the area around one or more nerves in the arms, hands, legs and feet to numb all or parts of these extremities. A catheter can be inserted to provide anesthesia to a limb for a long period of time. If the surgeon needs to numb the lower abdomen, groin or legs, regional anesthesia can also be delivered through a catheter placed near the nerve roots of the spine.