RCEM Safety alert - Death after Fascia Iliaca block

Friday, 9 February 2018

RCEM issues a safety alert concerning FIB. It was effective in providing analgesia, which removed protection against apnoea caused by pre-administered opioids.

RCEM Safety alert - Death after Fascia Iliaca block

The Coroner has issued a Regulation 28 report (Report to prevent other deaths):

"FIB removed painful stimulus; pre-administered opiates caused apnoea, this went unrecognised".

NRLS data reveals:

An ED LocSSIP/guideline should include documentation of: