Tagged ‘Analgesia’

Journal Review

Infusion Versus IV Push Low-Dose Ketamine for Analgesia

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Sub-dissociative dose ketamine in the ED for treatment of pain is gaining recognition as an adjunct or alternative to opioid analgesics.  Previous research from this group and others have demonstrated a role of low dose ketamine (0.1-0.3 mg/kg IV) as opioid sparing analgesic.The major issue with wider ketamine use is its adverse effects;
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Journal Review

Opiates in Extremity Injuries

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Since 2000, there have been over 500,000 opioid related overdose deaths in the US. (Burke 2016).  Despite the epidemic of opioid deaths, these drugs continue to be used as first line agents for treatment of moderate to severe pain in Emergency Departments (EDs).
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Common Forearm Nerve Blocks

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This post contains all the info you need to perform forearm nerve blocks. Thanks to Jacob Avila for sharing his amazing teaching videos.
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Journal Review

Parenteral Ketorlac Dosing

Filed Under: Tags: , February 9th, 2017 Leave a Comment

Thanks to Salim Rezaie for guest editing this post which is cross-posted on REBEL EM.

Ketorolac is a commonly used parenteral analgesic in the Emergency Department (ED) for a variety of indications ranging from musculoskeletal injuries to renal colic.
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Post-Intubation Sedation and Analgesia

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ED initiation of analgesia and consideration for sedation in mech ventilated patients is critical in preventing long-term complications
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