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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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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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