Closed diaphyseal femoral fractures in Children from birth to 16 years CA5083v3
This guideline has been developed to provide a framework in which suitably trained staff assess and where appropriate administer a femoral nerve block to a child with a closed diaphyseal femoral fracture and fast track their transfer to Buxton ward. This will allow timely application of traction.
Clinical GuidelinesThis guideline has been approved by the Trust's Clinical Guidelines Assessment Panel as an aid to the diagnosis and management of relevant patients and clinical circumstances. Not every patient or situation fits neatly into a standard guideline scenario and the guideline must be interpreted and applied in practice in the light of prevailing clinical circumstances, the diagnostic and treatment options available and the professional judgement, knowledge and expertise of relevant clinicians. It is advised that the rationale for any departure from relevant guidance should be documented in the patient's case notes.
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