Browsing: Pain Management

Hip fractures are common injuries evaluated in the ED. The majority of patients who suffer a hip fracture are over 80 years old, and as the population ages, the incidence of hip fractures is expected
Acquired methemoglobinemia, a pathologic condition due to elevated quantities of methemoglobin in the blood, is an infrequent presentation in a healthy adult patient. This case illustrates the risk as
Elderly patients with chest wall injuries have a mortality rate up to 13% - attributed in part to the effects of pain. EAST guidelines offer a range of analgesic options, but ultrasound-guided serratu
It is estimated there are around 100,000 individuals living in the United States with sickle cell disease (SCD). Patients with sickle cell disease are predisposed to a variety of complications.
The most prevalent medical problems around the globe are in the sphere of headache disorders. Let's discuss the procedure, use, and relevance of Sphenopalatine Ganglion (SPG) blockade in the abortive
After many in emergency medicine celebrated a recent decision to end the X-waiver requirement and clear the way for easier medication-assisted treatment in the emergency department, the waiver of the
A 2015 study showed that when patients with opioid use disorder were started on buprenorphine with a behavioral intervention in the ED, they were 80% more likely to remain in treatment at 30 days.
Ongoing barriers to medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder contribute to a major care gap, with only 10% of patients seeking long-term OUD treatment able to receive it. It's time to imp
Rib fractures - what a pain. Look into this regional nerve block that can help affected patients in your ED.
Before employing this nerve block when addressing shoulder dislocations, ensure familiarity with the nerve structure in the area and assess whether it will be appropriate in the patient.