Fascia iliaca hip nerve blocks are increasingly recognised as offering very effective analgesia for fractured hips – both prehospitally, as well as community hospitals and centres of expertise.
Source: Mackinnon Rural General Hospital, Broadford, Skye
Main Contact: Dr Alistair Innes, Rural Practitioner
Current at: December 2016
Acknowledgements: Thanks to Dr Innes who has kindly made this paper available to RGPAS for sharing wider.
This paper was discovered whilst another two rural sites were considering the development of a hip fracture pathway, to aid management, decision-making and early analgesia. Further work on the topic of Hip Fracture management – including pathway development – will be shared here.
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