Prehospital peripheral nerve block reduces pain vs. IV analgesia in reduction of dislocation
Prehospital ultrasound-guided nerve blocks improve reduction-feasibility of dislocated extremity injuries compared to systemic analgesia. A randomized controlled trialPLoS One. 2018 Jul 2;13(7):e0199776. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0199776
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30 patients with an isolated extremity injury and being treated in a prehospital setting were randomized to analgesia provided through either an ultrasound-guided, single-shot nerve block or an intravenous analgesia with ketamine. Groups were assessed for the rate of patients with pain at various points during treatment and care, as well as the severity of pain among those who had experienced pain...
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