Monitoring during peripheral nerve blockade.

  title={Monitoring during peripheral nerve blockade.},
  author={Jeff C Gadsden and Colleen Mitgang McCally and Admir Hadzi{\'c}},
  journal={Current opinion in anaesthesiology},
  volume={23 5},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Objective monitors to warn against adverse events specific to the performance of nerve blockade are relatively unsophisticated compared with monitors used during general anesthesia. The purpose of this review is to outline the various monitors available, and how they can be used to reduce nerve block-related complications. RECENT FINDINGS Evidence is accumulating for three objective means of preventing complications. Electrical nerve stimulation is insensitive, but specific… CONTINUE READING

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