Pain Management in Adults supplementary revision 2017

Description: This guideline has been significantly updated.● The 0–10 point verbal numerical scale in which 0 refers to no pain and 10 is the worst imaginable pain is recommended.● For patients with communication difficulties and dementia, the Abbey Pain Scale is recommended.● Clinical evaluation of chronic pain is covered.● Ambulance clinicians should consider biopsychosocial factors.● ‘Balanced analgesia’ with a multimodal pain plan is recommended by JRCALC in pre-hospital pain management and involves administration of analgesics with different mechanisms of action.● An algorithm on the routes of administration according to pain severity is included.● Pain measurements and re-assessments will help to monitor progress.● New information is provided about Methoxyflurane (Penthrox).
Date Update Posted Online: August 7, 2017
Book: Reference Edition
Section Title: Pain Management in Adults
Priority: Orange
Guidelines Print Date: September 20, 2017
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