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> With the current shortage of Sodium Bicarbonate 8.4%, how have you been mixing your 1% buffered lidocaine for use in wound infiltration, digital blocks, etc?
--> We don't have a shorage of 8.4% Bicarb.
We also don't use it to "buffer" lidocaine. Was not aware of evidence which shows it should be, but I have not looked for a number of years now - is there any?
Regardless, I find that injecting very slowly initially and "going through already infiltrated areas" does the trick. If I want to be really "posh", then I use an ice cube first.
No shortage of ice cubes, before anyone asks... ;-)
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