Nerve block: Caring for your child at home after the procedureNNerve block: Caring for your child at home after the procedureNerve block: Caring for your child at home after the procedureEnglishPain/AnaesthesiaChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyNervous systemNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2009-11-10T05:00:00ZAndrew Matisoff, MD;Basem Naser, MBBS, FRCPC;Jennifer Tyrrell, RN, MN, CNeph(c)5.0000000000000079.0000000000000525.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>How to take care of a child at home after they have received a nerve block. Learn about when to give other medicines, and potential problems to watch for.</p><p>Your child was given a nerve block. This means your child got an injection of local anesthetic near a nerve. The injection puts the nerve to sleep and stops it from carrying messages, so your child does not feel pain anywhere in the area where the nerve goes. The effect can last for about six to 12 hours, depending on the medicine used. Nerve blocks are used to reduce or get rid of pain from a surgical procedure. </p> <p>These instructions will help you look after your child at home after the nerve block.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>Protect the limb that had the nerve block.</li> <li>Use the medicine prescribed or recommended by your child's doctor. </li> <li>Give your child pain medicine before the nerve block wears off. </li> </ul><h2>Problems to look out for</h2> <p>Call your child's doctor or the hospital where the procedure was done if:</p> <ul> <li>The limb has not recovered strength by the next morning. </li> <li>Your child has a lot of pain that is not controlled by medicine. </li> <li>You are concerned about your child's condition. </li> <li>You have any questions about the nerve block or the pain medicines. </li> </ul> <p>Write the hospital's number here:</p> <p>Write your child's doctor's name here:</p>
Anesthésie par bloc nerveux : soins à domicile de votre enfant après l’interventionAAnesthésie par bloc nerveux : soins à domicile de votre enfant après l’interventionNerve block: Caring for your child at home after the procedureFrenchPain/AnaesthesiaChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyNervous systemNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2009-11-10T05:00:00ZAndrew Matisoff, MD;Basem Naser, MBBS, FRCPC;Jennifer Tyrrell, RN, MN, CNeph(c)5.0000000000000079.0000000000000525.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Comment prendre soin d’un enfant qui a subi une anesthésie par bloc nerveux à la maison. Apprenez-en davantage sur le moment où administrer d’autres médicaments et sur les problèmes potentiels à surveiller.</p><p>Votre enfant a subi une anesthésie par blocage nerveux, ce qui veut dire que votre enfant a reçu une injection d’anesthésique local à proximité d’un nerf. L’injection endort le nerf et l’empêche de transporter les messages, donc votre enfant ne ressent aucune douleur dans la région où le nerf va. L’effet peut durer environ six à douze heures, selon le médicament utilisé. Les blocs nerveux servent à réduire ou à supprimer la douleur ressentie après une intervention chirurgicale.</p> <p>Ces directives vous aideront à prendre soin de votre enfant à la maison après le bloc nerveux.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul> <li>Protégez le membre qui a eu le bloc nerveux.</li> <li>Utilisez le médicament prescrit ou recommandé par le médecin de votre enfant.</li> <li>Donnez des médicaments contre la douleur à votre enfant avant que les effets du bloc nerveux ne s’estompent. </li> </ul><h2>Problèmes à surveiller</h2> <p>Appelez le médecin de votre enfant ou l’hôpital où l’intervention a été faite si :</p> <ul> <li>le membre n’a pas retrouvé sa force le lendemain matin;</li> <li>votre enfant éprouve beaucoup de douleur, que les médicaments ne soulagent pas;</li> <li>l’état de votre enfant vous inquiète;</li> <li>vous avez des questions au sujet du bloc nerveux ou des médicaments contre la douleur. </li> </ul> <p>Écrire le numéro de l’hôpital ici :</p> <p>Écrire le nom du médecin de votre enfant ici :</p>

 

 

Nerve block: Caring for your child at home after the procedure1254.00000000000Nerve block: Caring for your child at home after the procedureNerve block: Caring for your child at home after the procedureNEnglishPain/AnaesthesiaChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyNervous systemNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2009-11-10T05:00:00ZAndrew Matisoff, MD;Basem Naser, MBBS, FRCPC;Jennifer Tyrrell, RN, MN, CNeph(c)5.0000000000000079.0000000000000525.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>How to take care of a child at home after they have received a nerve block. Learn about when to give other medicines, and potential problems to watch for.</p><p>Your child was given a nerve block. This means your child got an injection of local anesthetic near a nerve. The injection puts the nerve to sleep and stops it from carrying messages, so your child does not feel pain anywhere in the area where the nerve goes. The effect can last for about six to 12 hours, depending on the medicine used. Nerve blocks are used to reduce or get rid of pain from a surgical procedure. </p> <p>These instructions will help you look after your child at home after the nerve block.</p><h2>There are different types of nerve blocks</h2> <p>Nerve blocks are often used in the arms or legs. The arms and legs are also called the limbs.</p> <p>Write down where your child had the nerve block (for example, left arm or both legs):</p> <p> </p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>Protect the limb that had the nerve block.</li> <li>Use the medicine prescribed or recommended by your child's doctor. </li> <li>Give your child pain medicine before the nerve block wears off. </li> </ul><h2>Be careful with the limb that had the nerve block</h2> <p>After a nerve block, your child's limb will be numb. It will be hard for your child to control the movement of that limb.</p> <p>If your child got a nerve block in the leg, do not let your child put weight on that leg. Instead, your child should use crutches, a wheelchair or a stroller to move around. </p> <p>If your child got a nerve block in the arm or hand, protect the limb from too much pressure. You will be given a sling for your child's arm. Use the sling to support the arm and stop it from hanging freely. </p> <h2>After the nerve block wears off</h2> <p>After a few hours, your child's nerve block will wear off. This means that it will stop giving pain relief. Your child's doctor or nurse will give you other pain medicines to give your child. You will need to give these medicines to your child BEFORE the nerve block wears off. </p> <p>Often, parents are asked to give these medicines with the first dinner or bedtime after the surgery. This will let the medicines work before the nerve block has worn off. </p> <p>The doctor or nurse will explain when and how you should give your child the pain medicine.</p> <p>Write down when and how to give the medicine here:</p> <h2>New medicine for pain relief</h2> <p>Your child's doctor may prescribe <a href="/Article?contentid=110&language=English">codeine</a> or <a href="/Article?contentid=194&language=English">morphine</a> to manage pain. Your child may also be allowed to have <a href="/Article?contentid=62&language=English">acetaminophen</a> or <a href="/Article?contentid=153&language=English">ibuprofen</a>. Follow the doctor's instructions when you give your child these medicines. </p> <h3>Your child's doctor prescribed:</h3> <p>Name of medicine:</p> <p>Amount to give:</p> <p>When to give:</p> <h3>Your child can also take:</h3> <p>Name of medicine:</p> <p>Amount to give:</p> <p>When to give:</p><h2>Problems to look out for</h2> <p>Call your child's doctor or the hospital where the procedure was done if:</p> <ul> <li>The limb has not recovered strength by the next morning. </li> <li>Your child has a lot of pain that is not controlled by medicine. </li> <li>You are concerned about your child's condition. </li> <li>You have any questions about the nerve block or the pain medicines. </li> </ul> <p>Write the hospital's number here:</p> <p>Write your child's doctor's name here:</p><img alt="" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/nerve_block_caring_for_child_at_home.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/nerve_block_caring_for_child_at_home.jpgNerve block: Caring for your child at home after the procedure

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