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Abstracts and innovations are up‐to‐date to January 4, 2023. Titles have been edited to spell out abbreviations. Abstract and innovation content has not been edited and is published as submitted.1Erector Spinae Plane Block for Low Back Pain Reduces Pain and May Reduce Opioid ConsumptionAndrew Michael Wayment1, Robert Steele2, Jacob Avila3, Michael Macias3, Ryan Itoh41Southwest Healthcare, 2UHS SoCal Medical Education Consortium, 3UHS SoCal MEC, 4UHS Southern California Medical Education ConsortiumBackground and Objectives: In the Emergency Department (ED), the standard of care (SOC) in treating low back pain is typically supportive, often with use of opioid medications. The erector spinae planar block (ESPB) is an ultrasound‐guided regional anesthesia technique that has been previously used to treat low back pain in non‐ED settings. The objective of our study was to assess the efficacy of the ESPB for lower back pain as an alternative to SOC therapy in the ED setting.Methods: In a prospective study at 3 community EDs, we recruited patients presenting with a chief complaint of low back pain over a 1 year time period. All eligible patients were consented for participation if a designated clinician was on duty. Participants either received an ESPB or SOC therapy (control) based on time of
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Published: May 1, 2023