A two-year retrospective review of the determinants of pre-hospital analgesia administration by alpine helicopter emergency medical physicians to patients with isolated limb injury.

TitreA two-year retrospective review of the determinants of pre-hospital analgesia administration by alpine helicopter emergency medical physicians to patients with isolated limb injury.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsEidenbenz, D, Taffé, P, Hugli, O, Albrecht, E, Pasquier, M
JournalAnaesthesia
Volume71
Issue7
Pagination779-87
Date Published2016 Jul
DOI10.1111/anae.13462
ISSN1365-2044
Abstract

Up to 75% of pre-hospital trauma patients experience moderate to severe pain but this is often poorly recognised and treated with insufficient analgesia. Using multi-level logistic regression analysis, we aimed to identify the determinants of pre-hospital analgesia administration and choice of analgesic agent in a single helicopter-based emergency medical service, where available analgesic drugs were fentanyl and ketamine. Of the 1156 patients rescued for isolated limb injury, 657 (57%) received analgesia. Mean (SD) initial pain scores (as measured by a numeric rating scale) were 2.8 (1.8), 3.3 (1.6) and 7.4 (2.0) for patients who did not receive, declined, and received analgesia, respectively (p

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Publication types: ARTICLE Publication Status: aheadofprint

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27091515?dopt=Abstract

Alternate JournalAnaesthesia
Citation Key / SERVAL ID6954
PubMed ID27091515

                         

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