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#36522 Toxicity of local anesthesia: survey for anesthesia tachnicians
  1. Maha Ben Mansour,
  2. Ines Koobaa,
  3. Fares Ben Salem,
  4. Nadine Mama,
  5. Imen Trimech,
  6. Sawsen Chakroun and
  7. Mourad Gahbiche
  1. Anesthésie Réanimation, CHU Fattouma Bourguiba Monastir, Monastir, Tunisia


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Background and Aims systemic toxicity of local anaesthetics (LA) is a rare but often dreadful event. Its prevention relies essentially on good knowledge of the products used, as well as consideration of the various safety measures. The aim of our study is to evaluate the knowledge of anesthesia technicians (AT) concerning the use and management of local anesthetic poisoning

Methods Descriptive and analytical cross-sectional study carried out among AT in university hospitals . To achieve our research objective, the study was carried out using an anonymous, self-administered declarative anonymous questionnaire.

Results Although the results of this study showed that only 20% of the participants had witnessed LA intoxication, we found that the majority of those questioned know the principles of care, except for a few particularities, such as the dose of intralipid recommended by the SFAR (known by only 31% of respondents). From similarly, our study showed that 63% of the AT had received ALR training. The formation was based on courses received during the anesthesia resuscitation curriculum according to 61.9%, hence the need to develop ALR simulation centers and more clinical practice.

Conclusions this work has highlighted the fact that knowledge of the specific characteristics of LA, how to do in the event of toxicity, is essential to ensure the proper in the event of an accident. .

  • locoregional anesthesia
  • training
  • toxicity
  • anesthesia technician

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