Variability in Pelvic packing practices
Feature article at Patient Safety In Surgery.
The authors utilized a cross-sectional survey of trauma medical directors at level I trauma centers to determine the use of pelvic packing for unstable pelvic fractures. of 40 respondents, there was controversy regarding the efficacy of pelvic packing, and responses differed by geographic region.
Effect of detecting drugs on admission urine drug screen on pain management
A retrospective review of medical records was undertaken to determine if substance abuse preceding injury results in greater consumption of opioids. The results of this study demonstrate significantly greater opioid consumption in patients testing positive for drugs, compared to patients with a negative urine drug screen. Overall, drug users have a 1.4-fold increased consumption of opioids for acute pain vs. non-users.
American Association for the Surgery of Trauma 2019 | September
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