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

Nonpharmacologic Pain Management

Nonpharmacologic means of pain control remain important components of an effective pain management strategy and should not be discounted. Immobilization, splinting, or reduction may help decrease painful stimulation, especially during transport or imaging studies. Anxiety and fear augment pain in both children and adults, and attempts should be made to mitigate this effect through discussion and reassurance, family support, explanation, or distraction, as appropriate.

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