Continuous peripheral nerve block for battlefield anesthesia and evacuation

Chester C. Buckenmaier, Geselle M. McKnight, James V. Winkley, Lisa L. Bleckner, Clarence Shannon, Stephen M. Klein, Robert C. Lyons, John H. Chiles

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Abstract

Peripheral nerve and continuous peripheral nerve block (CPNB) have the potential to be valuable techniques in combat anesthesia. We describe the first successful application of CPNB in the pain management and surgical management of a combat casualty as he was evacuated from the Iraqi battlefield to the United States.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)202-205
Number of pages4
JournalRegional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

Keywords

  • Battlefield anesthesia
  • Continuous peripheral nerve block
  • Military anesthesia
  • Regional anesthesia

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    Buckenmaier, C. C., McKnight, G. M., Winkley, J. V., Bleckner, L. L., Shannon, C., Klein, S. M., Lyons, R. C., & Chiles, J. H. (2005). Continuous peripheral nerve block for battlefield anesthesia and evacuation. Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, 30(2), 202-205. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rapm.2004.10.005