Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes

Picture the scene…

You are in the “Minors” area of the ED when the triage nurse approaches you and asks you to prescribe some pain killers for a patient with a sprained ankle. “He has already tried paracetamol and brufen at home – what else can I give him?…”

Learning Objective

To learn about the management of the patient in pain in the Emergency Department.

Task 1 – Read

Task 2 – Listen

Task 3 – Discuss

Task 4 – Summary

Task 5 – Reflect

References and Further Reading

  1. 1
    Lloyd G. Pain Management in Adults. RCEM Learning. 2018; published online Jan 29. (accessed June 16, 2020).
  2. 2
    Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Electronic BNF. (accessed June 16, 2020).
  3. 3
    Furyk J, Levas D, Close B, et al. Intravenous versus oral paracetamol for acute pain in adults in the emergency department setting: a prospective, double-blind, double-dummy, randomised controlled trial. Emerg Med J 2017; : 179–84.