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 is a safe and effective alternative to pain medications for some emergency department patients.
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 and ibuprofen are frequently under-dosed in children in the emergency department.
SoluMatrix indomethacin may represent a treatment option for the management of moderate acute pain, including patients in emergency room settings.
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.
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.
Researchers reviewed studies that examined the role of emergency department doctors in the US opioid epidemic.
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.
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.
Patients addicted to opioids treated in a hospital emergency department do better when they receive medication to reduce opioid cravings.
While the lidocaine patch is still pharmacologic, it offers a different method of pain relief for patients.
"The I-PREP intervention substantially improved pain management in older adults in the emergency department with moderate-to-severe musculoskeletal or abdominal pain,."
Physicians who want to prescribe alternatives for pain management should familiarize themselves with current research.
New guidelines for treatment of migraine in the ED seek to reduce opioid prescription.
A Minority of patients presenting to the ED with chest pain are diagnosed with life-threatening conditions
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