A simple procedure to reduce / eliminate the pain of an intravenous cannulation.
Here I show how to painlessly insert a large bore intravenous device.
The patient involved gave her consent to this video.
Why isn't everyone doing it?
(Published with permission of the author: Dr M. Mackenzie.)
Some operations can be carried out with the localised infiltration / injection of local anaesthetic around the area of surgery or around the nerves going to the area of the operation (by "freezing these nerves"). This is standard practice for some operations (e.g. hand operations), or it may be considered in sick patients to avoid possible complications of a general anaesthetic, e.g. in a hernia operation.