Rogue Medic, the interwebs machine’s expert on scientific study as it relates to us EMS folken, has published a great article about pain management. I want you to read it, then take a break and absorb what he has told you.
Then come back here to HMHQ in the coming days when I will expand on some of the themes he mentions.
We in the pre-hospital arena often shy away from dosing folks to the needed point because we’ve been fed lines from the powers that be that we are incapable of accurately assessing, treating and monitoring patients in need of pain medication.
READ THIS ARTICLE and let it sink in. This will be on the exam. Check back often for my comments.