Regional Anaesthesia

  • Sujata HandaEmail author
  • David Bogod


Regional anaesthesia techniques for obstetric and gynaecological procedures have reduced anaesthesia related maternal mortality and enabled enhanced recovery. Intravenous access and standard monitoring should be in place before commencing any regional anaesthesia procedure. Good communication with the patient about material risks of the procedure, robust documentation and follow-up will be instrumental in avoiding litigation. Regional anaesthesia techniques include spinal, epidural, combined spinal-epidural (CSE) and transversus abdominis plane (TAP) blocks.


Regional anaesthesia Consent Litigation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Queens’ Medical Centre, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS TrustNottinghamUK

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