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

Prehospital Care

There is a relative paucity of research involving prehospital analgesia for traumatic injuries. It is recognized, however, that standard practices are likely inadequate. A retrospective record review by White et al found that, among 1073 patients with suspected extremity fractures, only 1.8% received prehospital analgesia.13 McEachin et al, in a smaller cohort of 124 patients, found an 18.3% rate of prehospital analgesia administration.14

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