Emergency care interventions that can affect pain relief
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Emergency care interventions that can affect pain relief

Christina White Emergency nurse practitioner and sister, Hemel Hempstead General Hospital, Hertfordshire

CHRISTINA WHITE explains why nursing interventions such as providing reassurance and treatments other than analgesia can relieve pain effectively in patients with non-life threatening injuries

The reason for attending emergency departments (EDs) given by most patients with non-life threatening injuries is that they are in pain (Hogan 2005) and the responsibility for relieving such pain lies with emergency nurses (Dolan 2000).

Emergency Nurse. 15, 8, 26-28. doi: 10.7748/en2007.12.15.8.26.c8171

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