Guidelines for the use of local anesthesia in office-based dermatologic surgery.
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
There are an increasing number and variety of dermatologic surgical procedures performed safely in the office setting. This evidence-based guideline addresses important clinical questions that arise regarding the use and safety of local anesthesia for dermatologic office-based procedures. In addition to recommendations for dermatologists, this guideline also takes into account patient preferences while optimizing their safety and quality of care. The clinical recommendations presented here are based on the best evidence available as well as expert opinion.
Medical Subject Headings
Administration, Topical; Ambulatory Care; Anesthesia, Local; Anesthetics, Local; Dermatologic Surgical Procedures; Epinephrine; Evidence-Based Medicine; Humans; Hyaluronoglucosaminidase; Nerve Block; Pain; Patient Preference; Sodium Bicarbonate; Vasoconstrictor Agents