When pain medicines are given directly to nerves, it blocks pain without making your child feel sleepy. A nerve block injection is a single shot. A nerve block infusion is given through a tube connected to a pump.
Some treatments, such as starting an IV or putting a needle in a port, are painful. Whenever possible, your child should have the option of not feeling this pain. Lidocaine cream and the J-Tip® can be used to numb the skin first.
The CADD Solis pump infuses a medicine called an anesthetic that lessens the feeling of pain. Using this pump will help your child feel less pain after surgery, and it also might help her need less pain medicine.