{{ (moduleVm.actions && moduleVm.changeStatus) ? moduleVm.status : '' }} Utilizing Ultrasound-Guided Femoral Nerve Blocks and Fascia Iliaca Compartment Blocks for Proximal Femur Fractures in the Emergency Department

Activity Steps

Purpose of Activity

To provide a comprehensive overview of the use of femoral nerve blocks (FNBs) and fascia iliaca compartment blocks (FICBs) for relieving the pain of proximal femur fractures (PFFs).

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Review the advantages and disadvantages of, as well as the indications and contraindications for, nerve blocks for the initial pain management of patients with PFFs.
  2. Describe the key components of performing FNBs and FICBs.
Price: $17.95


  • ASRT 0.5 CEH

This activity is approved for credit by the ASRT.

Test Code: AENJ0419B-RAD
Published: Apr/Jun 2019
Expires: 9/1/2023
Required Passing Score: 13/18 (72%)
Authors: Emily Marie Nagel, RN, BSN, MICN; Raymund Gantioque, DNP, RNFA, ACNP-BC; Taku Taira, MD, FACEP