{{ (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

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/Outcomes

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


  • ANCC 1.5 CH / 1.0 APH
  • DC - BON 1.5 CEH
  • FL - BON 1.5 CH
  • GA - BON 1.5 CH

Lippincott Professional Development is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This activity is also provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11749. Lippincott Professional Development is also an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the District of Columbia Board of Nursing, Florida Board of Nursing, and Georgia Board of Nursing, #50-1223.

Awarded Advanced Pharmacology Hours

Test Code: AENJ0419B
Published: Apr/Jun 2019
Expires: 3/5/2021
Passing Score: 13/18 (72%)
Authors: Emily Marie Nagel, RN, BSN, MICN; Raymund Gantioque, DNP, RNFA, ACNP-BC; Taku Taira, MD, FACEP