Are non-pharmacologic pain interventions effective at reducing pain in adult patients visiting the Emergency Department? A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
- Jeffrey T Sakamoto,
- Heather Burrell Ward,
- Joao Ricardo Nickenig Vissoci,
- Stephanie A Eucker
Acad Emerg Med 2018 Mar 15. Epub 2018 Mar 15.
Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina.
Study Objective: Pain is a common complaint in the Emergency Department (ED). Its management currently depends heavily on pharmacologic treatment, but evidence suggests non-pharmacologic interventions may be beneficial. The purpose of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to assess whether non-pharmacologic interventions in the ED are effective in reducing pain. Read More