Nurse-administered femoral nerve block after hip fracture

Nurs Times. 2005 Sep;101(37):34-6.


Hip fracture is a common injury that predominantly affects older people. Pain following fracture of the neck of the femur is present throughout the illness trajectory, including the preoperative and postoperative periods. This article describes how nurses at one trust implemented an innovative nurse-administered femoral nerve block service.

MeSH terms

  • Femoral Nerve*
  • Hip Fractures / nursing*
  • Hip Fractures / physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Nerve Block / nursing*
  • Pain