Time to analgesia for patients with painful extremity injuries transported to the emergency department by ambulance.

@article{Abbuhl2003TimeTA,
  title={Time to analgesia for patients with painful extremity injuries transported to the emergency department by ambulance.},
  author={Frederick B Abbuhl and David B Reed},
  journal={Prehospital emergency care : official journal of the National Association of EMS Physicians and the National Association of State EMS Directors},
  year={2003},
  volume={7 4},
  pages={445-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To measure the time to analgesia for patients with painful, isolated extremity injuries brought to the emergency department (ED) by emergency medical services (EMS). METHODS A retrospective chart review of all patients presenting with isolated, painful extremity injuries during an 18-month period to a Level 1 trauma center. Medical records were reviewed by diagnostic codes for extremity injuries. INCLUSION CRITERIA patients 18 years or older transported to the ED by EMS; isolated… CONTINUE READING