Fascia iliaca compartment block: a short how-to guide

@article{Mallinson2019FasciaIC,
  title={Fascia iliaca compartment block: a short how-to guide},
  author={Tom Edward Mallinson},
  journal={Journal of Paramedic Practice},
  year={2019}
}
  • T. Mallinson
  • Published 2 April 2019
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Paramedic Practice
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THE EFFECT OF FASCIA ILIACA COMPARTMENT BLOCK FOR HIP FRACTURES ON LENGTH OF HOSPITAL STAY AND DISCHARGE DESTINATION
TLDR
Giving patients a FICB increases their chances of returning home at discharge and the results showed that significantly more patients were unable to go immediately home after their acute hospital admission when they did not have a FicB in the ED or theatre.
Fascia iliaca compartment block in the emergency department
Fascia iliaca compartment block (FICB) was first described by Dalens in 1989 and is widely used by anaesthetists for elective orthopaedic surgery. Hip fractures usually cause considerable pain and
Efficacy of Prehospital Analgesia with Fascia Iliaca Compartment Block for Femoral Bone Fractures: A Systematic Review
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The FICB is suitable for use in the prehospital environment for the management of femoral fractures and has few adverse effects and can be performed with a high success rate by practitioners of any background.
47 Systematic review and meta-analysis of analgesic efficacy and safety profile of single injection fascia iliaca compartment blocks in the acute pre-operative pain management of hip fractures
TLDR
FICB is superior in controlling acute pre-operative pain in adult patients with traumatic hip fractures and is more evident during positioning and mobilisation of the limb.
Analgesia in hip fractures. Do fascia-iliac blocks make any difference?
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The results of the project eventually led to the introduction of a hip fracture care pathway which incorporates a single shot fascia-iliac block for all patients who are eligible, and shows a great improvement in compliance with fascia -iliac blocks in the pre-operative period.