great visual: hematoma block

11 Sep

if you have 10 seconds only, check out this great picture for those visual learners from an old EP Monthly article:


if you have more than 10 seconds to spare…


HEMATOMA BLOCK (check out this previous post for another nice review):

  • draw up 10 cc or so of 1-2% lidocaine
  • clean site
  • insert needle into fracture spot, confirmation by
    • ultrasound
    • needle “falls” into the fracture with loss of resistance
    • flash of blood
  • infiltrate 8-12 cc lidocaine
  • wait 5-10 minutes
  • reduce away


References: EP monthly article; picture


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