Use of nerve block anaesthetics

Source:  National Hip Fracture Database (NHFD)

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Date of publication:  31 March 2014

Publication type:  Audit

In a nutshell:  The Audit covered surgery between  1st May and 31st July 2013 and found that 56% of patients received  pain relieving nerve block anaesthetic as part of their care for hip fracture.  This indicates a growing adoption of the technique, which NICE recommended for use in 2011. The provision of this form of pain relief is varied across the UK because the preference for using them is often down to local standards and the individual clinician’s choice.  They audited 12 standards and made 4 major recommendations

Length of publication:  64 pages

Some important notes:    Please contact your local NHS library if you cannot access the full text.  Follow this link to find your local NHS library.

Acknowledgement:  Medical News Today

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