Author: Phyllis L. Hendry
Pain is a very common complaint in the emergency department (ED) yet it presents in various ways. The hectic nature of the ED is not always conducive to obtaining the "real story." ED practitioners can be misled by prehospital reports, triage notes, vital signs, past history, and personal biases. This course will present acute and chronic pain case scenarios that will highlight "near miss" patient safety features and lessons learned in patients of all ages.