I am a fairly new member on this site and I wanted to see what the consensus was regarding a patient with an existing epidural going for a non emergent C section.
if you are called to do a non emergent C section on a patient and when you talk to the patient you discover the epidural is spotty on the left middle and good on the right side. Would you take the epidural out and place another one before surgery or take the existing epidural out and do a spinal? I have also been told to check the epidural catheter and pull back if in too far and dose accordingly for a C section.
I have heard multiple opinions on what others would do and would like to hear what people in this forum think.
aerofox