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).
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