Browsing: Pain Management

Controversies Surrounding Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia in the ED Ultrasound guided regional anesthesia was first introduced in 1994, and it has since become a powerful tool for achieving ade
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Pain Management in Vaso-occlusive Sickle Cell Crisis Sickle cell disease (SCD) is the most common genetic blood disorder in the United States, affecting an estimated 100,000 persons.1 Vaso-occlusive
Introducing the ALTO Alternatives to Opioids Program Steven Stack, MD, FACEP, an emergency medicine physician and immediate past-president of AMA, confronted the crisis in an open letter to America's
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Nitrous Oxide for Pediatric Sedation In the emergency department, we perform minor surgical procedures and invasive tests on children every day. Intravenous procedural sedation is often used to facil
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Pain Management in the Emergency Department From the August 2012 issue of Emergency Medicine Practice, “An Evidence-Based Approach to Traumatic Pain Management in the Emergency Department.” Reprinte
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Chest Pain and Answers It started about an hour ago,” he stammered. Sweating profusely and taking deep, splinted breaths between sentences, he described a great chest pain story. “Yeah, I'd say it's
Three-in-One: The Forearm Nerve Block A 29-year-old carpenter rushes into your emergency department with a 6 cm laceration on the palmar aspect of his hand after mishandling a power saw. The lacerati
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Pediatric Nerve Blocks From the October 2013 issue of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice, “Pediatric Nerve Blocks: An Evidence-Based Approach.” Reprinted with permission. To access your EMRA memb
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Small Doses; Big Results Case 1 A 37-year-old female arrives to the emergency department after a high-speed motor vehicle collision. A traction splint is applied to an open mid-shaft femur fracture.
Practical Tips: When and How to Use a Femoral Nerve Block An 82-year-old female shows up  in your ED with severe hip pain    after a fall at home. You already know what the x-ray is before you see it