Procedure Notes

Procedure Notes from Ventura Family Medicine:

Other Information

Other procedures of interest

  • Toenail removal
  • Shoulder injection
  • Central Line Placement
  • Abdominal Paracentesis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Placing a chest tube
  • Lumbar Punctures
  • How to use an U/S Machine
  • Joint injection
  • Joint aspiration
  • Ventilator Management
  • Anoscopy
  • Ear examination & Cerumen extraction and washing.
  • Paps
  • Colposcopy
  • Nextplanon placement
  • IUD placement & Removal
  • Endometrial biopsy


“Lidocaine buffered with sodium bicarbonate decreases the pain associated with the injection. This effect is enhanced when the solution is warmed to room temperature (SOR B). Rapidly inserting the needle through the skin, injecting the solution slowly and steadily while withdrawing the needle, and injecting into the subcutaneous tissue also minimize the pain of injection.

Ref: Latham JL, Martin SN: Infiltrative anesthesia in office practice. Am Fam Physician 2014;89(12):956-962.” ABFM


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