Lidocaine Toxicity – Signs and Symptoms Nursing Mnemonic (SAMS)

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Outline

SAMS

  • S-Slurred Speech
  • A-Altered Central Nervous System
  • M-Muscle Twitching
  • S-Seizures

Description

Lidocaine is an anesthetic that prevents painful impulses from reaching the brain. These are signs that the patient may have had too much lidocaine (like buying in bulk)

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