Obstetrics: Epidurals in labour

What is an epidural? Physiological effects Contraindications Risks of epidurals Equipment Insertion and initiation of epidural analgesia Troubleshooting Complications What is an epidural? (with pictures so you can show your patients) Definitions: Epidural space: an anatomic space that is the outermost part of the spinal canal. Epidural catheter: A thin plastic tube which is threaded into the…