Pain management of minor codes in the emergency room: testing of a protocol
An important indicator of the quality of the emergency service is the appropriate and timely treatment of pain, even for minor codes. A suffering patient will be less cooperative with health personnel. The nurse of Triage is the first health professional assessing pain in the patient: one of the methods that proved to be performing for pain management, is the one in which the triage nurse administer the analgesic drugs, following specific protocols. The article describes the experience of the emergency room team of the U. Parini Hospital in Aosta to create and apply a protocol for the management of pain in minor codes.
Keywords: Emergency Room, pain in minor codes