New Treatment Options for Managing Pain in the ED

Author: Alexis LaPietra

EDs are searching for new ways to treat pain that are rapid, safe, and effective. The search for new options is being driven by the national outcry to decrease opioid prescribing, pressure to see patients faster, decrease ED length of stay, and prevent readmissions while still treating pain and suffering and obtaining positive patient satisfaction scores. This course will focus on new uses of old drugs, different routes of delivery, multimodal treatment, ED nerve blocks, nonopioids, and patient discharge education regarding nonpharmacologic pain management.

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