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Keywords

Epidural analgesia, epidural catheters, epidural space, spinal epidural hematoma

 

Authors

  1. Sawhney, Monakshi PhD, MN, BScN, NP
  2. Chambers, Sherida MSN, BSN, RN
  3. Hysi, Feliks MN, BSN, BS, RN

Abstract

Abstract: Short-term epidural analgesia is effective for postoperative pain, procedural pain, trauma pain, and labor pain. This article describes the skills, procedures, and nursing care required for removing a short-term, temporary epidural catheter.