ANALGESIA IN PATIENTS WITH #NOF
It is likely that within your first week you will treat a patient who has sustained a hip fracture. As a department we endeavour to optimise analgesia in this group of patients and aim to ensure that no patient with a confirmed #NOF leaved the department without a Fascia Iliaca Block in-situ. You will be given training in performing this procedure during the induction period, but this blog, from the St. Emlyn's team, gives a good summary of the procedure. There are links in the post to the anatomy of the procedure and calculating appropriate local anaesthetic doses.