Lesson Plan – Analgesia in the Emergency Department (Induction)

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. https://www.rcemlearning.co.uk/reference/pain-management-in-adults/ (accessed June 16, 2020).
  2. 2
    Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Electronic BNF. https://bnf.nice.org.uk/treatment-summary/non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs.html (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.