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Local (infiltration) anesthesia Anesthetic drug is given by s/c injection into skin Anesthetize small area of skin and adjacent tissue Used during minor surgical procedures (biopsy)
Regional anesthesia Anesthetic drug is given s/c injection near a nerve plexus (group of nerves) and its branches Used during surgery on an extremity Provides anesthesia for just that region Also known as nerve block anesthesia
Spinal Anesthesia Anesthetic drug is given by injection into the subarachnoid space between the vertebrae of the lumbar region of the back
Epidural anesthesia Anesthetic drug is given by injection into the epidural space; then moves into the subarachnoid space to produce anesthesia
Antihistamine Drugs Provide sedation Dry up oral secretions for endotracheal intubation hydroxyzine (Vistaril) promethazine (Phenergan)
Anticholinergic Drug Block the action of acetylcholine Decrease oral secretions for endotracheal intubation atropine glycopyrrolate (Robinul)
Benzodiazepine antianxiety drugs- given to relieve anxiety and provide sedation lorazepam (Ativan) Midazolam diazepam (Valium)
Narcotic Drugs given to relieve pain and provide sedation levorphanol (Levo-Dromoran) meperidine (Demerol) morphine (Duramorph) oxymorphone (Numorphan, Opana) pentazocine (Talwin)
Barbituate drugs produce sedation pentobarbital secobarbital (Seconal)
Antipsychotic drug given to decrease anxiety chlorpromazine (Thorazine)
Created by: Burhoe222