Clinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine
Serratus Anterior Plane Block in the Emergency Department: A Case Series
- Author(s): Lin, Judy
- Hoffman, Taryn
- Badashova, Ksenya
- Motov, Sergey
- Haines, Lawrence
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.5811/cpcem.2019.11.44946
This is a case series of six emergency department (ED) patients who received an ultrasound-guided serratus anterior plane block (SAPB) for a variety of painful conditions. Our cases illustrate the feasibility and analgesic efficacy of the SAPB in providing pain management in ED patients with a variety of painful syndromes, including those with severe pain from multiple rib fractures, herpes zoster, and tube thoracostomy placement. In addition, we found no adverse events in our case series.