US-Guided CPNB for Femoral Nerve

June 15, 2014
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Ultrasound-Guided CPNB: Femoral Nerve Block from CPNB Consulting read more →

Nursing Inservice: Acute Pain / CPNB Program – Part 2

December 10, 2013
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December 28, 2012
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     The femoral nerve is seen to the left of the femoral artery and vein as a hyperechoic (white) triangle in the ultrasound image to the left. This is often one of the first nerve block to master with ultrasound because it is a relatively simple and superficial option and also probably because Total.. read more →

Sartorius Muscle

May 28, 2012
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SARTORIUS: FRIEND OR FOE?      Sounds like a silly title, but it does describe how I feel about that muscle sometimes when I am performing a continuous block for a Femoral, Fascia Iliaca or Saphenous nerve block. I described last week how the Sartorius Muscle can frustrate your attempts at a Fascia Iliaca block... read more →

Fascia Iliaca Tips

May 21, 2012
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THE TRIANGLE      If there is a sweet spot for the Fascia Iliaca block, it is ‘The Triangle”. That’s what I have come to call it, anyway. This is not the ‘Femoral Triangle’ you were taught in medical school …   REGISTER for FREE to become a SUBSCRIBER or LOGIN HERE to see the.. read more →


April 30, 2012
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     I have done continuous blocks in the past for post-operative analgesia (and to mitigate the risks of persistent pain and phantom pain and a multitude of other potential benefits) for amputations and as the primary anesthetic for foot amputations and BKA’s many times in the past. I have more consistently been performing CPNB’s.. read more →

Block Evaluation 3

April 16, 2012
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WELCOME BACK!      I have made a number of observations and recognized a number of patterns over the last several years working with nerve block patients. Here’s another I’d like to share. A point that I’ve made a dozen times in lecturing is that as you change or add techniques or processes, do so.. read more →