II. Technique

  1. Prepare skin with betadine, hibiclens or Alcohol
  2. Draw up 12 cc anesthetic (fill 10 cc syringe beyond marker)
    1. Lidocaine 1% without Epinephrine OR
    2. Bupivicaine 0.25% without Epinephrine
  3. Identify 2 injection sites
    1. Midline superior (1 cm above the ear)
      1. Insert the needle and direct anteriorly
        1. Inject 3 cc anesthetic while withdrawing the needle (so needle tip is still within skin)
      2. Redirect needle posterioly
        1. Inject 3 cc anesthetic while withdrawing the needle
    2. Midline inferior (1 cm below the ear)
      1. Repeat the same technique as for the superior injection

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