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<< An Evidence-Based Approach To Traumatic Pain Management In The Emergency Department (Trauma CME)

Critical Appraisal Of The Literature

As of June 2012, there were nearly 500,000 articles related to pain indexed in Ovid MEDLINE® and over 200 reviews in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. While this provides a plethora of information, not all of this literature is relevant to the practice of emergency medicine. A review was performed, building on previous works10,11 and focusing on issues pertinent to traumatic pain management in the ED.

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