oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Major regional anaesthesia

Volume 2006, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2220-1181
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1173



Extracted from text ... GUIDELINES SECTION VI MAJOR REGIONAL ANAESTHESIA 1. Introduction 1.1 Major regional anaesthesia should only be administered by medical practitioners with appropriate training and resuscitation skills 1.2 A single operator may not assume the dual role of anaesthesiologist / anaesthetist and surgeon / obstetrician 1.3 An exception may occur in that, in an emergency situation, a single practitioner may assume the dual responsibility of the operator and the anaesthesiologist/anaesthetist in the context of neuraxial blockade or major plexus anaesthesia. 2. Principles 2.1 The practitioner is expected to have the skill and ability to promptly recognise and adequately treat any complication that ..

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