Intravenous injection of lidocaine is a painless death

Intravenous anesthetics, opioids, and sedatives

Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine for Specialized Nursing pp 146-164 | Cite as


Intravenous anesthetics are v. a. to introduction used under anesthesia, continued in combination with opioids for the total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA), as well as a supplement to regional anesthesia if the patient wishes to sleep during the procedure. Since most IV anesthetics have little or no analgesic properties, they must be used with strong effects Opioids can be combined to achieve surgical anesthesia.

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  1. 1.University of SiegenSiegen