Tag pain relief

Hydromorphone use in ED

SCGHED Education Toxicology 340
Due to concerns over the high addictive potential of oxycodone, hydromorphone is preferable as a discharge analgesic for strong pain in most groups (other than the elderly where oxycodone’s stimulatory effects may be beneficial). Hydromorphone Hydromorphone intravenous and tablet form…

Analgesia in the Emergency Department

SCGHED Guideline 4 340
This guideline outlines our approach to analgesia in the department and gives a guide to dosing of commonly used medications. ANALGESIA GUIDELINE Non-Pharmacological Methods of Pain Control Splinting Apply wood or cardboard splints if possible, using combine dressings to comfortably…

CME 26/02/15 – Opioid free ED?

Here is Hassan’s talk “Opioid free ED?” that reminds us of the analgesic alternatives to opiates and the opiate medications with less abuse potential. Note: the above talk contains clickable links to several studies comparing the effectiveness of different analgesics in certain…