<< Pediatric Nerve Blocks: An Evidence-Based Approach (Trauma CME)


Complications related to peripheral blocks are generally rare but include intravascular injection of local anesthetic, allergic reaction to the anesthetic, bleeding or hematoma from vascular damage, infection, and mechanical or pressure-related damage to nerve tissue from needle manipulation in intraneural injection. The most serious complication of intravascular injection or overdose is local anesthetic systemic toxicity, which can manifest with seizures, cardiac arrest, and respiratory failure.

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