Pain management includes all aspects that potentially play a role surrounding the process of treating pain in individual patients.
When trying to optimize the treatment of all patients presenting to the Emergency Department with a painful condition, several aspects can play a role. These can be staff-related, disease-related, department-related or patient-related.
Some of these factors will enhance optimal pain treatment of individual patients and some of these can decrease the quality of pain treatment. Identification of these factors is crucial in order to optimize pain treatment.
Eventually, EM Online will offer several topics with critically appraised studies and reviews to guide you to improve pain management in your Emergency Department!