n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Analgesia and sedation in the emergency environment : main topic




Keep it simple and safe. <br>Document times, drugs, dosages, route of administration. <br>Consider local, regional, general analgesia. <br>Provide analgesia first, regarding morphine as the 'gold standard' in a loading dose of 0.1 mg/kg intravenously, followed after 5 minutes by aliquots of 1 - 2 mg until adequate pain relief without any sign of respiratory depression. <br>Monitor oxygen saturation. <br>Assess need for sedation - use conservative dose of sedative drug if indicated. <br>Monitor and reassess continuously until satisfied that the patient is comfortable and not compromised in any way.


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