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Regional analgesia in the emergency department for hip fractures: survey of current UK practice and its impact on services in a teaching hospital
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    Increasing the use of the fascia iliaca compartment block for patients with a fractured neck of femur: a quality improvement project
    • Andrew J. Tabner, Teaching and Research Fellow
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      • Rachel L. Parish, Erica Smith and Ruth J. Holmes
    We read with interest the article by Rashid et al (1) documenting current UK practice with regards to hip fractures (HF) and regional analgesia (RA); only 44% of their respondents reported local use of RA for this indication. The two main reasons highlighted were lack of equipment availability and lack of staff training; they therefore suggest that an appropriate protocol, a "Hip Block Box", audit and staff training may i...
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