Hannah Skuse and Vanessa Lawlor consider methods and outcomes of analgesia among children experiencing pain after severe injuries
This article discusses the administration of intranasal diamorphine as an analgesia in paediatric trauma care. The authors outline evidence for its use and discuss a recent multicentre safety study of an intranasal diamorphine product. In addition, they advise emergency department nurses on administering the analgesia, and offer guidelines for determining patient suitability and post-administration assessment.
Emergency Nurse. 20, 9, 14-19. doi: 10.7748/en2013.02.20.9.14.e694Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer reviewConflict of interest
Received: 06 August 2012
Accepted: 28 November 2012
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