Local Anaesthetic
 

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Pain Associated with Local

    • Strategies for Reducing Pain

    • Warm the solution to 37 degrees prior to injection
    • Buffer the solution with sodium bicarbonate, to increase the pH
    • If injecting a laceration, inject directly into the wound rather than through intact skin
    • Use the finest needle possible
    • Inject slowly - use a small syringe to have greater control over the rate and volume injected
Last updated on August 18th, 2017
 
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