Peripheral Nerve Stimulation in Regional Anesthesia
Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, 07/09/2012
Klein SM et al. – An elicited motor response at or below 0.5mA is considered a common end point for successful neural blockade. However, current magnitude is neither 100% sensitive nor specific. Independent of technical ability, both the biological environment and the equipment used impact the current–distance relationship. Thus, successful electrical nerve stimulation is dependent on an anesthesiologist with a solid foundation in anatomy and a thorough understanding of electrophysiology.