Objectives: Despite the tremendous growth of peripheral nerve blocks, no standard format exists to document their performance. Our objective was to create a peripheral nerve block form based on key elements of literature evidence and on our own group consensus.
Results: We describe the process and results of our multi-institutional effort to construct a standardized peripheral nerve block procedure form.
Conclusion: A form was developed to help meet the medical, legal, and billing requirements of documentation consistent with the performance of peripheral nerve block.
- Regional anesthesia
- Peripheral nerve block
- Procedure note
- Medical record
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Presented in part at the Spring Meeting of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, San Diego, CA, April 4-6, 2003, and Orlando, FL, March 11-14, 2004.
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