PCA vs routine care for pain management of traumatic injuries in ED and hospital ward
PAin SoluTions In the Emergency Setting (PASTIES)—patient controlled analgesia versus routine care in emergency department patients with pain from traumatic injuries: randomised trialBMJ. 2015 Jun 21;350:h2988
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221 patients admitted to the emergency department for traumatic injuries resulting in moderate to severe pain were randomized to received either patient controlled analgesia (PCA) or standard treatment of nurse-titrated analgesia. The purpose of this study was to determine whether PCA is more effective in mitigating pain in patients with traumatic injuries compared to standard treatment. Pain scor...
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