Anesthesia Management of Local Anesthetic Systemic Toxicity Following a Laparoscopic Procedure
Local anesthetic utilization is common among medical providers. However, the administration does not come without risk. Local anesthetic systemic toxicity (LAST) occurs in an estimated 1:1000 cases.1 Although toxicity is rare, it can be fatal if not treated properly. The symptoms of LAST can present as soon as 30-seconds after administration and may be delayed up to 60-minutes. In order for LAST treatment to be successful, early recognition and treatment by the provider is paramount.2
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