Following the block, the patient should be observed for at least 30 minutes. Observations should be recorded at 5-minute intervals for the first 15 mins then at the 30-minute mark15.

The block should be recorded in the patient’s notes, documenting the site, side and time of the block, with the local anaesthetic prescribed on the patient’s drug chart.

The anaesthetic effect should last between 8 and 12 hours (if levobupivacaine used).

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Good demonstration

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