Lesson Assignment

LESSON 4 Local Anesthetic Agents.

TEXT ASSIGNMENT Paragraphs 4-1--4-8.

LESSON OBJECTIVES After completing this lesson, you should be able to:

4-1. Given one of the following terms: local anesthetic, local infiltration, topical block, surface anesthesia, nerve block, peridural, and spinal anesthesia, and a group of statements, select the meaning of that term.

4-2. From a group of statements, select the statement that best describes the mechanism of action for local anesthetics.

4-3. Given a group of statements, select the statement that best describes why vasoconstrictors are used in conjunction with local anesthetics.

4-4. From a group of statements, select the caution and warning associated with the use of a local anesthetic combined with a vasoconstrictor.

4-5. Given a group of statements, select the statement that best describes why hyaluronidase (Wydase®) is used in conjunction with local anesthetics.

4-6. Given a group of statements, select the statement that describes a caution and warning associated with the use of local anesthetics.

4-7. From a list of toxicities, select the toxicity associated with the use of local anesthetics.

4-8. Given the trade name of a local anesthetic agent and a list of generic names, match the trade name of the agent with its generic name.

4-9. Given the trade and/or generic name of a local anesthetic agent and a group of possible uses or cautions and warnings, select the clinical use or caution and warning associated with that agent.

SUGGESTION After completing the assignment, complete the exercises at the end of this lesson. These exercises will help you to achieve the lesson objectives.

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