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Use of femoral nerve blocks in adults with hip fractures

Use of femoral nerve blocks in adults with hip fractures

Use of femoral nerve blocks in adults with hip fractures

Mandy Jane Layzell
Mandy Jane Layzell
on behalf of ICNus

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Launch date: 01 Oct 2018
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Last updated: 31 Oct 2018

Reference: 192701

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Description

Healthcare professionals will be aware of the need to improve treatment of hip fractures, with the ultimate goal of returning the individual to pre-injury health. Patients with hip fractures awaiting surgery can experience severe pain that may be difficult to relieve with traditional analgesics. Physical assessment and essential nursing care require moving the patient, which further increases pain. Nerve blocks have been administered as a form of post-operative pain relief in a variety of surgical procedures, and there is growing interest in the use of femoral nerve blocks in the pre-operative period for patients with hip fractures. This learning module looks at the prevalence of hip fractures and associated problems. It highlights the importance of effective management of pain and explores the use of local anaesthetics for pain relief.

Objectives

Demonstrate an understanding of how local anaesthetics work to provide analgesia.
After reading this module you should be able to demonstrate an understanding of how local anaesthetics work to provide analgesia.
Identify complications that can occur following a femoral nerve block.
After reading this module you should be able to identify complications that can occur following a femoral nerve block.
Mandy Jane Layzell

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Mandy Jane Layzell
on behalf of ICNus

Mandy Jane Layzell, Lead nurse, Acute Pain Service, Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Bournemouth.

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  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • 0.50 Hours

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