Focus on…Emergency Care

April 2017 Vol. 12 No. 4

Author: Jennifer Yeager, DNP, APNP, AGACNP-BC, CCRN, and Kelly D. Rosenberger, DNP, CNM, WHNP-BC, APN

Key takeaways

Multimodal therapy is essential in treating acute traumatic pain for patients on opioid maintenance therapy.
Patients on opioid maintenance therapy or with chronic opioid use can be effectively treated for acute pain.
Chronic opioid use, whether for pain control or maintenance therapy, results in complex physiological and psychosocial . . .