A Simple, Powerful Pain Protocol


Even when we can’t cure a patient, we can relieve suffering. On average, we kind of stink at pain control in the ED. One physician, Dr. Ed Gentile, has created a simple path to optimal acute pain control in the ED. I heard this lecture on the EM:RAP podcast and got permission from Drs. Gentile and Herbert to repost it here. This is not a critical care topic per se, but it is applicable to the critically ill, the non-critically ill–-basically any patient who is in pain in the ED.

[Click here to read more and hear the podcast]

photo by Azarius
  1. #1 by art - April 13th, 2011 at 18:41

    Oh I so hope that this is true. Having seen my mother suffer through illness, I pray that some day a method of pain relief will be made available for all terminal patients.

  2. #2 by Jane - April 20th, 2011 at 17:08

    Pain management is a vital part of medicine. It can do so much for the patient in bringing a measure of comfort and alleviating some stress especially for those in a critical state.

  3. #3 by Bruce Vandermeulen - May 2nd, 2011 at 10:41

    I work with people who suffer chronic pain and it’s absolutely awful to watch and hear their stories. Pain consumes one’s life and can wreak terrible emotional scars. Your pain management info is good; and I’m really glad to read about pain management protocols for treatment providers.

    I hope the field of pain management study continues for the sake of those in chronic pain – regardless the cause. Yes, there are good pain management drugs available, but so often the side effects and potential addition issues complicate it – which warrant in my view ongoing study for better pain management to ease suffering.

  4. #4 by Darcy Clarkin - September 15th, 2011 at 00:28

    “we can’t cure a patient, we can relieve suffering.”I believe in this. Through our simple ways, we can help a patient feel easy and comfortable. We may not be doctors but we can help a patient remove the emotional pain in his or heart.

  5. #5 by Claire Smyth - September 30th, 2011 at 13:35

    Thanks so much for important information in an area of medicine that surely needs t.

    I tend to agree with Bruce on his comments _”Yes, there are good pain management drugs available, but so often the side effects and potential addition issues complicate it – which warrant in my view ongoing study for better pain management to ease suffering.”

    Claire

  6. #6 by Getting Back - July 27th, 2014 at 14:17

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    I would like to see more posts like this .

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