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Flashcards in Interscalene Block Deck (10)
1

the inter scalene is best for what type of sx

shoulder

2

what level of cervical is the cricord cartilage located?

C6

3

what is the usual insertion site for inter scalene

where C6 and EJ intersect

4

where is the most intense blockade from an interscalene block

C5-C7 roots

5

what nerve is frequently missed with an interscalene block

ulnar nerve C8-T1

6

with the inter scalene block what is an artery you may puncture

Vertebral artery

7

a complication of the inter scalene bock is the accidental blockade of what nerve

Phrenic nerve

8

what puts are not good candidates for this block and why?

pt's w/ respiratory distress and decreased FRC
B/c of phrenic nerve blockade

9

what is the usual amount of volume for a interscalene block

40 mLs

10

where is the least intense block from an interscalene block

C8-T1 (misses ulnar nerve use axillary block)

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