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dc.contributor.authorMoore, DM
dc.contributor.authorDuggan, M
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-22T14:19:02Z
dc.date.available2014-09-22T14:19:02Z
dc.date.issued2014-09
dc.identifier.citationMoore DM, Duggan M. Staff attitudes to an ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve block room for orthopaedic patients. IMJ 2014 107(8)en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/326383
dc.description.abstractUltrasound-guided peripheral nerve blocks have well recognised benefits in orthopaedic patients. Some hospitals, to maximise these benefits, establish dedicated â block roomsâ to deliver this service. Orthopaedic surgery makes up a large proportion of our hospitals work load, and many of these patients would benefit from ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blocks. We analysed the attitudes of key staff in our hospital towards the establishment of a block room. Sixty questionnaires were distributed and 47 (78%) were completed. Orthopaedic surgeons (n=6) were concerned ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blocks would delay theatre lists (83%), and cause patients pain (67%) and increased anxiety (67%). Anaesthetists (n=10) and Nurses (n=30) were concerned there was insufficient experience in their departments to deliver this service (80% and 77%, respectively). However, 91% of all staff believed funding should be available for a block room. Our survey has identified areas of concern, and deficiencies that we must address before proceeding with the development of such a service.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen_GB
dc.subjectSPINAL CORD DISEASE AND DISORDERen_GB
dc.subjectSURGERYen_GB
dc.subject.otherSURGERY, ORTHOPAEDICen_GB
dc.titleStaff attitudes to an ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve block room for orthopaedic patientsen_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen_GB
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceConnachten
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
refterms.dateFOA2018-08-24T18:23:43Z
html.description.abstractUltrasound-guided peripheral nerve blocks have well recognised benefits in orthopaedic patients. Some hospitals, to maximise these benefits, establish dedicated â block roomsâ to deliver this service. Orthopaedic surgery makes up a large proportion of our hospitals work load, and many of these patients would benefit from ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blocks. We analysed the attitudes of key staff in our hospital towards the establishment of a block room. Sixty questionnaires were distributed and 47 (78%) were completed. Orthopaedic surgeons (n=6) were concerned ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blocks would delay theatre lists (83%), and cause patients pain (67%) and increased anxiety (67%). Anaesthetists (n=10) and Nurses (n=30) were concerned there was insufficient experience in their departments to deliver this service (80% and 77%, respectively). However, 91% of all staff believed funding should be available for a block room. Our survey has identified areas of concern, and deficiencies that we must address before proceeding with the development of such a service.


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