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ACE Report #7786
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FICB performed by paramedics a potential alternative to morphine in femoral fractures


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Paramedic-performed Fascia Iliaca Compartment Block for Femoral Fractures: A Controlled Trial

J Emerg Med. 2015 May;48(5):581-9

Contributing Authors: PJ McRae JC Bendall V Madigan PM Middleton

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Synopsis

25 patients with femoral or hip fractures were randomized to receive either fascia iliaca compartment block (FICB) or intravenous morphine in an emergency medical service to determine the efficacy of paramedic-performed FICB. Pain was assessed at multiple time points after treatment via a verbal numerical pain scale (VNPS) and results indicated that FICB caused a greater reduction in pain scores a...

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