Local Anesthetic Toxicity: Optimal Management to Avoid Neurotoxic Injury and Treat Cardiac Arrest
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This lecture will review the evolving evidence supporting the use of lipid emulsion to reverse the toxicity of a vast array of lipophilic drugs, including local anesthetic cardiotoxicity, as well as outline modifications in practice to avoid neurotoxic injury from spinal anesthesia.
After completing this activity, the learner will be able to:
- Define the potential neurotoxicity of local anesthetics, and current recommendations to reduce risk of injury
- Review the current status of chloroprocaine for spinal anesthesia
- Explain the mechanism(s) by which lipid administration may reverse potentially lethal anesthetic cardiotoxicity
- Describe the practical application of lipid for treatment of systemic local anesthetic toxicity, as well as other toxicological emergencies
- interpret recommended modifications of ACLS guidelines for treatment of anesthetic systemic toxicity
Faculty & Credentials:
Following graduation from medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, Dr. Drasner completed residency training in Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, and returned to the University of California, San Francisco, to complete a residency and research fellowship in the Department of Anesthesia. He subsequently joined the faculty, where his academic efforts have focused primarily on the safety and efficacy of regional anesthesia and pain medicine.
Core Competencies:Medical knowledge
CME Credit:1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
The American Society of Anesthesiologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Society of Anesthesiologists designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Required Hardware / Software:
Internet connection, Adobe Flash