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Pain Management in the Emergency Department and Upon Discharge

Last updated: January 11, 2021
Project Number: RB1542-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Non - Surgical Procedure
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the assessment and management of chronic pain in the emergency department?
  2. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding patient flow, care navigation, or the care pathway for patients presenting with chronic pain in the emergency department?
  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding prescriptions for or prescribing of any controlled substances for acute or chronic pain management in the emergency department and upon discharge?

Key Message

Specific recommendations were identified in 1 evidence-based guideline regarding the assessment and management of chronic pain in the emergency department. Specific recommendations were identified in 1 evidence-based guideline regarding patient flow, care navigation, or the care pathway for patients presenting with chronic pain in the emergency department. Specific recommendations were identified in 3 evidence-based guidelines regarding prescriptions for or prescribing of any controlled substances for acute or chronic pain management in the emergency department and upon discharge.