Categories
EMS Tips

Medical First Responder Pain Management Protocol

A reader writes, “Pain management is not part of our medical first responder protocol. What can I do for patients in pain?” Medical first responders can (and should) do a lot. I call it the “mom stuff”¬† Help the patient ¬†find a position of comfort Apply a splint or other type of stabilization for extremity […]

Categories
EMS Tips

Alternate Posting Location: Pain Management Begins with Empathy

Do you use the “mom empathy machine” during patient care and assessment? Read a few of my thoughts on pain management in a June EMS1.com column. Also check out EMSEduCast episode 173 on pain management.