With a focus on their use in a prehospital environment, Matt Green an Enhanced Paramedic in the NHS explores the number needed to treat (NNT) of the most commonly used analgesics and investigates how useful these can be with respect to acute pain...
6/8/2016 10:17:07 am
Excellent infographic. I'm currently doing a PhD looking at the barriers to pain management in the ED so this is very relevant and interesting. One thing I have found in my observation work is a reluctance to give ibuprofen in the ED, despite guidance stating that paracetamol/ibuprofen combination should be given as first line treatment for mild to moderate pain. I would like to read more about the methods behind the infographic. Thanks
6/26/2016 05:24:37 pm
I would love it if my medical overwrite would allow me to carry ibuprofen or paracetamol, we do have ketolorac, but it's an option for medical direction in order to give it. Our pain relief protocol allows for narcotics in standing order for pain relief, which makes no sense, to us. I believe that narcotics should be the last resort in pain management, not the first line.
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