A protocol to improve analgesia use in the accident and emergency department.

  title={A protocol to improve analgesia use in the accident and emergency department.},
  author={Steve Goodacre and R K Roden},
  journal={Journal of accident & emergency medicine},
  volume={13 3},
OBJECTIVE To assess the use of analgesia in an accident and emergency (A&E) department and identify shortcomings. SETTING University teaching hospital. METHODS An audit of patients referred from the A&E department to orthopaedic fracture clinic (n = 100) or for orthopaedic admission (n = 100) was carried out to document analgesia use. An analgesia protocol was introduced and analgesia use was reassessed on the same numbers of patients. RESULTS Prescribing of analgesia was initially poor… CONTINUE READING

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