1887
Volume 2016, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 1999-7086
  • E-ISSN: 1999-7094

Abstract

Regional blocks provide adequate analgesia in trauma patients. The aim of this study was to review the current practice of emergency department physicians in the use of regional blocks.

A cross-sectional survey was conducted among emergency department physicians and anesthesiologists. The response rate was 100% ( = 107). 79% ( = 57) of the anesthesiologists were found to provide regional blocks however, 48.5% ( = 17) of emergency physicians administer local blocks. Only 2.8% of emergency physicians held a formal qualification in regional anesthesia.

There is a need to train ED physicians in regional blocks so that the pain in trauma patients can be managed early.

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Keyword(s): emergency department , limb trauma , pain management and regional block
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