A Prospective Study of Nurse Initiated Panadeine Forte: Expanding Pain Management in the ED

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Accident and Emergency Nursing, 2004, 12 (3), pp. 136 - 140
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ntroduction. This study describes an innovative pain management strategy that aimed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of timely analgesia for those patients in moderate pain and who experienced significant delay prior to medical assessment. Method. A 12-week prospective exploratory study was conducted to evaluate the introduction of a triage nurse initiated schedule 4 drug. A panadeine forte policy was developed and a data tool formulated to evaluate the effectiveness and frequency of nurse initiated panadeine forte.
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