Ulnar Nerve Block Periprocedural Care
- Author: Bassem Asaad, MD; Chief Editor: Meda Raghavendra (Raghu), MD more...
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- ASA standard monitors (especially if conscious sedation will be provided)
- Pack of sterile towels and sterile gloves
- Chlorhexidine sticks
- High-frequency (10-15 MHz) 25-mm probe
- Tegaderm and ultrasound gel
- Nerve stimulator (if the stimulation technique will be combined with the ultrasound technique)
- 25-gauge needle for skin infiltration
- 5-cm 22-gauge blunt needle
- Local anesthetic for the block
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