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More Dogma: Epinephrine in Digital Nerve Blocks

You are working as an EM resident and have just evaluated a patient with a right long finger DIP joint dislocation. You perform a digital nerve block with 1% lidocaine with 1:100,000 epinephrine, and go to present to your attending …

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Trauma

Lidocaine + Bupivacaine vs Bupivacaine Alone for Digital Nerve Blocks

When I first learned digital nerve blocks in the late 1990’s I was taught to mix Lidocaine and Bupivacaine 50/50 to provide faster onset (Lidocaine) and a longer duration of action (Bupivacaine). My use of two agents for digital nerve …

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Trauma

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