[Axillary blockade of the brachial plexus. A prospective study of blockade success using electric nerve stimulation].

@article{Eifert1994AxillaryBO,
  title={[Axillary blockade of the brachial plexus. A prospective study of blockade success using electric nerve stimulation].},
  author={Benn Eifert and J. H{\"a}hnel and J A Kustermann},
  journal={Der Anaesthesist},
  year={1994},
  volume={43 12},
  pages={780-5}
}
Axillary block is a common anesthetic technique for operations on the hand and forearm. In our hospital, with many trainees in anaesthesia, only 250-300 axillary blocks per year are performed by about 30 colleagues. This implies a small number of blocks for each anaesthetist. The present study was designed to assess whether it is possible to teach this technique and use it with an adequate degree of success under these conditions. We used a nerve stimulator and studied whether the success of… CONTINUE READING