The nurse is caring for two postcesarean section
clients in the postanesthesia suite. One of the clients had her surgery under
spinal anesthesia, while the other client had her surgery under epidural
anesthesia. Which of the following is an important difference between the two
types of anesthesia that the nurse should be aware of?
1. The level of the pain relief is lower in spinals.
2. Placement of the needle is higher in epidurals.
3. Epidurals do not fully sedate motor nerves.
4. Spinal clients complain of nausea and vomiting.