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Outpatient Continuous Peripheral Nerve Block Program

Alberta Children's Hospital is the first hospital in Western Canada to have an Outpatient Continuous Peripheral Nerve Block (CPNB) program.  CPNB is a type of regional anesthesia. This is when we use a numbing medication to freeze one area of the body to help with pain after surgery.

If your surgeon has talked to you and your child about a nerve block for pain control after surgery, please review the following links to get more information so you are ready for the day of surgery:

  • What is a CPNB?
  • How do I care for a CPNB?