Asked in Conditions and Diseases
Why do you need to remove epidural catheter first before removing foley bag catheter?
It is imperative for the effects of the epidural to wear off beofre the foley catheter is discontinued. The last area of the body to resolve the effects of the epidural is the sacral/perineal area, which innervate the bladder. The patient may not be able to sense that his/her bladder is full and may become distended (and uncomforatble) as a result. It may save a reinsertion if taken out too early. It is imperative for the effects of the epidural to...
Asked in Anesthesia
What risks are associated with local anesthesia?
Side effects of regional or local anesthetics vary depending on the type of anesthetic used and the way it is administered.Paralysis after a regional anesthetic such as an epidural, spinal, or ganglionic blockade is extremely rare. ...
Asked in Statistics, Philippines Health, Epidurals
What is an epidural hematoma?
blood accumulation that separates the dura from the inner side of the skull is known as an epidural hematoma (blood swelling). The same process occurrence between the dura and arachnoid layers is a subdural hematoma ...
What is the average recovery time for an epidural?
Recovery Time For Epidural Recovery time for an epidural is about three to four hours. ...
Asked in Epidurals
Where is epidural located?
An epidural block is given in the lower back into a small area (the epidural space) below the spinal cord. You will be asked to sit or lie on your side with your back curved outward and to stay this way until the procedure is completed. You can move when it's done, but you may not be allowed to walk around. ...