Adjuvant Medications for Peripheral Nerve Blocks

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This tutorial evaluates the current evidence on perineural (compared with systemic) adjuvant medications in regional anaesthesia to improve and prolong analgesia. 


Adjuvant medications can be combined with local anaesthetics given perineurally to prolong their clinical effect and improve postoperative analgesia. 

Designed for anaesthesia professionals and other appropriate healthcare providers.

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Course instructors

Dr Steve Tresierra, Dr Ian Gilron, and Dr Glenio B. Mizubuti

Dr Steve Tresierra, Anaesthesia Resident, Queen’s University, Kingston Health Sciences Centre, Kingston, Canada

Dr Ian Gilron, Anaesthesia Consultant & Professor, Queen’s University, Kingston Health Sciences Centre, Canada

Dr Glenio B. Mizubuti, Supervising Consultant, Anaesthesia Consultant and Associate Professor, Queen’s University, Kingston Health Sciences Centre, Kingston, Canada

Edited by:
Dr Gillian Foxall, Anaesthesia Consultant, Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford, UK
Dr Su Cheen Ng, Anaesthesia Consultant, Beacon Hospital, Ireland.

This course is provided by WFSA

The World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA) is the foremost global alliance of anaesthesiologists, with 133 Member Societies representing over 140 countries and 500,000 anaesthesiologists worldwide.

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