Special Issue "Pain Management in the Emergency Department: An Update"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 January 2024 | Viewed by 6069
Pain is one of the main complaints of patients referred to the Emergency Department (ED), comprising over 50% of all causes. Pain treatment represents one of the quality-of-care indicators and markers for assessing care in patients attending the ED. Adequate treatment of pain is a moral and ethical imperative, since if not adequately treated, untreated pain can cause physical and psychological complications with additional unfavorable consequences, such as anxiety, depression, and social isolation. Emergency physicians should treat pain as soon as possible, with different strategies according to their experience and cultural background, making the right choice for each patient.
This Special Issue is a critical review of pain management in the ED, with particular attention to the whole spectrum of clinical conditions attending the ED. It is also a qualitative review of current descriptive studies of ED pain practice, as well as clinical trials of emerging pain treatment modalities. From an ED perspective, we welcome articles with new insights into 1) the effectiveness of analgesics, 2) different administration strategies and approaches, 3) novel therapeutic solutions and techniques, 4) management of pain that cannot be easily treated, and 5) palliative care.
Dr. Andrea Fabbri
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- palliative care