Ultraschall Med 2021; 42(04): 439
DOI: 10.1055/a-1511-9952
NFUD Flaggermusen

Nurse led ultrascound guided femoral nerve block in hip fracture patients – a study of task shifting

Elin Saga

Hip fracture is associated with acute distinct pain in the proximal part of the affected extremity. Patients who experience severe pain have a higher risk of delirium, are harder to mobilize. Factors that leads to increased length of stay, and reduced health related quality of life. Traditionally, an anaesthesiologist performs an ultrasound guided femoral nerve block in hip fracture patients in the emergency departments. Unfortunately, because of corresponding interest and anaesthesiologist needed to task that are more urgent. This often leads to delay of the best pain relief and sometimes no nerve block at all.

Publication History

Article published online:
03 August 2021

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