Providing pain relief for patients in the emergency department.

  title={Providing pain relief for patients in the emergency department.},
  author={Tanya Thomas},
  journal={Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)},
  volume={22 9},
  • Tanya Thomas
  • Published 2007 in
    Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great…
This article examines literature on pain relief in the emergency department (ED). The term 'emergency department' has been substituted for 'accident and emergency' for the purposes of international continuity. Much of the available research paints a negative picture of pain assessment and management in this setting. However, there is evidence of positive developments in clinical practice that have the potential to improve the patient's experience in the ED.