PROCEDURAL COLUMNHematoma Block An Effective Alternative for Pain Management and Procedural SedationHouse, David Thomas DNP, CRNP, FNP-BC, ENP-C, CNSEditor(s): Wilbeck, Jennifer DNP, RN, FNP-BC, ACNP-BC, ENP-C, FAANP, FAAN, Column Editor Author Information University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing. Corresponding Author: David Thomas House, DNP, CRNP, FNP-BC, ENP-C, CNS, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing, 1720 2nd Ave South, NB 443, Birmingham, AL 35294 ([email protected]). Disclosure: The author reports no conflicts of interest. Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal: April/June 2021 - Volume 43 - Issue 2 - p 128-132 doi: 10.1097/TME.0000000000000348 Buy Metrics Abstract Management of traumatic extremity injuries in the emergency department is typically time consuming, often requiring multiple resources including pain control and procedural sedation. A hematoma block is a safe and effective alternative treatment of pain and may eliminate the need for procedural sedation. The hematoma block requires fewer emergency department resources and may decrease time and costs that are associated with procedural sedation and analgesia. This technique is easily performed by the emergency nurse practitioner, and complications are rare. This article presents the appropriate technique required to perform a hematoma block for pain control and fracture reduction in patients with closed traumatic injuries. © 2021 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.