Reply To: EMLA for LP site

  • Pamela Smith

    July 25, 2018 at 8:03 am

    We have a doc who prefers EMLA and one who uses Lidocaine injection.  I had two docs before and one used nothing (bc kid was sedated) and the other used lidocaine depending on the sedation used. 

    ——Original Message——

    What is the practice in your institution when sending patients for lumbar puncture under sedation?  Is EMLA or some other topical anesthetic applied prior to sending the child to procedure?





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