Avoid Dangerous Mishaps With Local Anesthetics

You'll see emphasis on the safe use of local anesthetics (bupivacaine, lidocaine, etc)...due to continued reports of med errors.

In a recent case, a local anesthetic "nerve block" was connected to an IV line...instead of the line near the nerve.

Fortunately the error was identified right away...but if it wasn't, it could've led to toxic heart effects or even death.

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