Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing, 2013, 17(2) p. 99-105
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Date of publication: May 2013
Publication type: Journal article
In a nutshell: Femoral Nerve Blocks have become widely used to reduce pain after joint replacement surgery, and are directly linked to a reduction in drug-related side-effects. However, ineffectual assessment of residual nerve blocks can result in patients falling or having a near miss. The paper re-examines the assessment tool used and recognises potential interventions that might ensure patient safety.
Length of publication: 6 pages
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