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



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


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.