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Is pain management really a big difference when comparing Paramedic to EMT?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by ProfessionalEMS Dec 12, 2010.

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Jan 17, 2012
ProfessionalEMS replied to Lyle Holmes's discussion Should lasix be taken out of EMS
"I think it still has a place in EMS.  Rather than removing it because some are not staying on top of their education we should require people to stay up or get out.  But it seems way to often instead of removing those that are poor patient…"
Dec 26, 2010
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Dec 13, 2010
ProfessionalEMS replied to ProfessionalEMS's discussion Is pain management really a big difference when comparing Paramedic to EMT?
"Sorry have not been able to respond to all the great comments. "
Dec 12, 2010
dr-exmedic replied to ProfessionalEMS's discussion Is pain management really a big difference when comparing Paramedic to EMT?
"It's intended for chemical paralysis. Both the T and P are reversible iatrogenic things, hence the need to indicate that this isn't the pt's "baseline" GCS."
Dec 5, 2010
Ben Waller replied to ProfessionalEMS's discussion Is pain management really a big difference when comparing Paramedic to EMT?
"Doc, Does the "P" in your "3TP" mean traumatic paralysis, medication-induced paralysis, or both?"
Dec 5, 2010
JB Wallace replied to ProfessionalEMS's discussion Is pain management really a big difference when comparing Paramedic to EMT?
"Astoundingly, DC still does not have any pain meds, nor do we have anything for sedation (except Haldol). I guess we haven't yet had a senator or congress member in severe pain!"
Dec 5, 2010
dr-exmedic replied to ProfessionalEMS's discussion Is pain management really a big difference when comparing Paramedic to EMT?
"By definition under the GCS, someone who cannot talk because of ETI or trach gets 1T for the verbal. I'm in the trauma ICU right now and have a couple of patients who get E4 V1T M6 = 11T. Some add a P if they're paralyzed, but that's…"
Nov 30, 2010
Rogue Medic replied to ProfessionalEMS's discussion Is pain management really a big difference when comparing Paramedic to EMT?
"The patient is alert to the pain, not to the environment. My condolences on the PSP, but PacMan had a similar effect a generation ago. ;-) the GCS is a measure of the patient's alertness to the environment, therefore I do believe that it is…"
Nov 27, 2010
dr-exmedic replied to ProfessionalEMS's discussion Is pain management really a big difference when comparing Paramedic to EMT?
"I'm trying to figure out how I'm misreading this, but several readings don't result in anything but a clunk as my mental processes stop right there and this misuse of GCS. So if someone is in pain is so focused on their pain that it…"
Nov 27, 2010
Rogue Medic replied to ProfessionalEMS's discussion Is pain management really a big difference when comparing Paramedic to EMT?
"ProfessionalEMS, In the ambulance, we do not have as much need for an alert patient. We have already assessed the level of consciousness. We know that the patient is responsive to pain, or we would not have used an opioid. How much more alert was…"
Nov 27, 2010
ProfessionalEMS replied to ProfessionalEMS's discussion Is pain management really a big difference when comparing Paramedic to EMT?
"I would disagree with you last statement. I agree titrated to respiratory rather than slamming large amounts trying for full reversal. If I misunderstood the point you were making sorry. Thanks for the links to those posting them. "
Nov 27, 2010
Rogue Medic replied to ProfessionalEMS's discussion Is pain management really a big difference when comparing Paramedic to EMT?
"dr-exmedic, Or the doctor may titrate in just enough antagonist to avoid the need for a scan. In the hospital, there are so many more options that can be considered. In the ambulance, the patient should not need opioid/benzodiazepine reversal."
Nov 26, 2010
dr-exmedic replied to ProfessionalEMS's discussion Is pain management really a big difference when comparing Paramedic to EMT?
"However, a patient who is awake and alert doesn't have to go to the CT scanner, thereby saving table time for the people who actually need it. I do love the 1000 x dose story. :)"
Nov 26, 2010
Rogue Medic replied to ProfessionalEMS's discussion Is pain management really a big difference when comparing Paramedic to EMT?
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