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Clinical Practice > Lidocaine and Liposuction

Frequently Asked Questions

"Is it within the scope of practice to inject dilute solutions of Lidocaine, Sodium Bicarbonate, Triamcinolone, and Epi in 0.9% normal saline into the subcutaneous tissue of patients undergoing liposuction." It is not within the scope of nursing practice.

Lidocaine and suturing: Suturing and the issue of local anesthetics commonly raises questions, specifically who can do what and where. Nurses educated to perform subcutaneous suturing under Nur 404.12 [formerly Nur 305.01 (c) & (d)] is allowed. Suturing arteries is allowable for R.N.F.A.s only. Facility credentialing is tantamount for the initiation of these procedures.

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