Emergency Department

Prochlorperazine More Effective Than Ketamine for Treating Headaches in the Emergency Department

Prochlorperazine More Effective Than Ketamine for Treating Headaches in the Emergency Department

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Investigators found that patients receiving prochlorperazine had a greater reduction in headache-related pain compared with patients receiving ketamine.

Patients With Migraine Frequently Revisit the Emergency Department for Headache

Patients With Migraine Frequently Revisit the Emergency Department for Headache

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More than 25% of patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) for migraine typically require subsequent ED revisits for headache within a 6-month period.

Nonopioid Analgesic Combination and Opioid Combinations Provide Similar Analgesic Effects for Acute Extremity Pain

Nonopioid Analgesic Combination and Opioid Combinations Provide Similar Analgesic Effects for Acute Extremity Pain

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Nonopioid analgesic combinations may be noninferior to opioid/acetaminophen combinations for reducing acute extremity pain.

Strategies to Fix a Broken Emergency Department System

Strategies to Fix a Broken Emergency Department System

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Serving an estimated 141.4 million patients a year and providing an average of 47.7% of all medical care in the United States, our emergency departments reflect all the good and bad about our nation's healthcare system.

Emergency Departments Major Source of US Medical Care

Emergency Departments Major Source of US Medical Care

Emergency departments contributed to an average of 47.7% of the medical care delivered in the United States, and the percentage rose steadily over the 14-year study period.

Hydromorphone vs Prochlorperazine/Diphenhydramine for Acute Migraine Pain Relief

Hydromorphone vs Prochlorperazine/Diphenhydramine for Acute Migraine Pain Relief

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A treatment of intravenous hydromorphone was found to provide less pain relief for acute migraine than IV prochlorperazine in patients admitted to the emergency department.

Pain Management in the ED: Expert Insights

Pain Management in the ED: Expert Insights

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Pain is 1 the most frequent reasons for ED visits. See what an ED physician has to say about opioid prescribing and general pain management approaches in the ED.

Emergency Department Opioid Prescriptions Align With CDC Guideline

Emergency Department Opioid Prescriptions Align With CDC Guideline

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Opioids prescriptions to opioid-naive patients in the ED setting were shown to be more in line with the CDC recommendations and less likely to lead to long-term opioid use compared with non-ED prescriptions.

Acupuncture Safe, Effective Alternative to Pain Drugs in ED

Acupuncture Safe, Effective Alternative to Pain Drugs in ED

Acupuncture is a safe and effective alternative to pain medications for some emergency department patients.

Patient-Controlled Analgesia More Costly Than Standard Care

Patient-Controlled Analgesia More Costly Than Standard Care

For patients presenting to the emergency department in pain, who are subsequently admitted to the hospital, the cost per hour in moderate or severe pain averted is higher for patient-controlled analgesia vs standard care.

Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen Often Under-Dosed in Children in the ED

Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen Often Under-Dosed in Children in the ED

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Acetaminophen and ibuprofen are frequently under-dosed in children in the emergency department.

Acute Pain Management in the Emergency Department With SoluMatrix Indomethacin

Acute Pain Management in the Emergency Department With SoluMatrix Indomethacin

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SoluMatrix indomethacin may represent a treatment option for the management of moderate acute pain, including patients in emergency room settings.

Working With Multiple Attending Physicians in the ED

Working With Multiple Attending Physicians in the ED

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Physicians develop their own practice styles, and if you work repeatedly with them you begin to anticipate their next moves and think like they do.

How to Protect Yourself From Lawsuits Under EMTALA

How to Protect Yourself From Lawsuits Under EMTALA

Under the law, hospitals with EDs must provide for "an appropriate medical screening examination within the capability of the hospital's ED" to determine if an emergency medical condition exists.

ED Physicians' Role In Opioid Misuse

ED Physicians' Role In Opioid Misuse

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Researchers reviewed studies that examined the role of emergency department doctors in the US opioid epidemic.

Pain Center Crisis: How the Healthcare Community Coped

Pain Center Crisis: How the Healthcare Community Coped

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Dr Stacey sought to highlight how the healthcare community reacted to and coped in the aftermath of the closing of the Seattle Pain Center, by coming together as a team and mobilizing state resources.

Emergency Department-Initiated Buprenorphine/Naloxone Beneficial When Prolonged

Emergency Department-Initiated Buprenorphine/Naloxone Beneficial When Prolonged

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Buprenorphine/naloxone treatment initiated in the emergency department and prolonged for 10 weeks in primary care improved treatment engagement and reduced opioid use compared with referral or brief intervention.

Buprenorphine Effective in ER Patients With Opioid Addiction

Buprenorphine Effective in ER Patients With Opioid Addiction

Patients addicted to opioids treated in a hospital emergency department do better when they receive medication to reduce opioid cravings.

A Case for the Lidocaine Patch

A Case for the Lidocaine Patch

While the lidocaine patch is still pharmacologic, it offers a different method of pain relief for patients.

Quality Improvement Intervention for Pain Management in the ER

Quality Improvement Intervention for Pain Management in the ER

"The I-PREP intervention substantially improved pain management in older adults in the emergency department with moderate-to-severe musculoskeletal or abdominal pain,."

Novel Treatment Options for Managing Pain in the Emergency Department

Novel Treatment Options for Managing Pain in the Emergency Department

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Physicians who want to prescribe alternatives for pain management should familiarize themselves with current research.

Guidelines for First-Line Treatment for Acute Migraine in the Emergency Department

Guidelines for First-Line Treatment for Acute Migraine in the Emergency Department

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New guidelines for treatment of migraine in the ED seek to reduce opioid prescription.

Diagnosing Non-Traumatic Chest Pain in the Emergency Department

Diagnosing Non-Traumatic Chest Pain in the Emergency Department

A Minority of patients presenting to the ED with chest pain are diagnosed with life-threatening conditions

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