Policy Number


IWK - 50055 Neonatal and Pediatric Continuous Peripheral Nerve Block (Care and Maintenance Process)


Continuous Peripheral Nerve Blocks (CPNBs) are a form of regional anesthesia used to optimize pain management for patients, reduce the amount of anesthesia required, reduce opioid requirements and side effects, and to lessen its effects on the developing brain. This policy and procedure will guide care for patients with CPNBs.