Home About us Editorial board Ahead of print Current issue Search Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 222-228

Pain management in acute trauma

1 Department of Emergency Medicine, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Paediatric Anaesthesiology, Starship Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
3 Department of Trauma Anaesthesia, RIMS Trauma Centre, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Suma Mary Thampi
Department of Paediatric Anaesthesiology, Starship Hospital, Auckland
New Zealand
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/cmi.cmi_9_20

Rights and Permissions

Pain is one of the most common complaints among patients presenting to the emergency department (ED), and almost all conscious trauma patients would experience pain as the most troubling symptom. The acute management should include initial appropriate assessment of severity of pain and various measures to relieve acute pain. Multimodal analgesia which includes multiple analgesic medications (opioid and nonopioid), regional anesthesia, and nonpharmacologic interventions (physical and cognitive strategies) is highly efficient for effective and immediate pain relief. Regional anesthesia, which is gaining popularity in the ED as an integral part of acute pain relief due to trauma, includes peripheral nerve blocks and local neuraxial blockade and significantly alleviates pain and improves patient comfort.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded73    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal