Principles of Epidural Dosing in Labour

  • G. Lyons
Conference paper


Choice in local anaesthetic dosing extends to three variables: mass, concentration and volume. These interact and can be manipulated to achieve a desired effect. Decisions also have to be made regarding choice of local anaesthetic, the addition of other analgesic drugs, and the mode of administration. The issues can be considered in terms of best practice, understanding failure, and adopting the best solution.


Local Anaesthetic Epidural Fentanyl Epidural Bupivacaine Intrathecal Opioid Epidural Local Anaesthetic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Lyons
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  1. 1.Obstetric AnaesthesiaSt. James’ University HospitalLeedsUK

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