Audit of pain management in the Emergency Department

Shahridan Mohd Fathil, N. S C Soong, N. M A Mustafa, A. Arith, W. N. Ng, N. A. Bahrum, N. A. Aszeme, Z. Ahmad, Ahmad Khaldun Ismail

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Abstract

Pain management in Malaysian Emergency Departments has not been studied well. Convenience sampling was used to recruit 402 patients who presented with acute pain over a 2- week period. The 11-point Numerical Rating Scale was used to quantify pain. Pain relieving medications were prescribed to 178 patients (44.3%) in the Emergency Department. These patients had a median pain score of 7 on arrival. Nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drugs were the most commonly prescribed class of analgesic. Pain was found to be inadequately treated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-91
Number of pages3
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Volume66
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011

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Pain Management
Hospital Emergency Service
Pain
Acute Pain
Analgesics
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Pharmaceutical Preparations

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Fathil, S. M., Soong, N. S. C., Mustafa, N. M. A., Arith, A., Ng, W. N., Bahrum, N. A., ... Ismail, A. K. (2011). Audit of pain management in the Emergency Department. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 66(2), 89-91.

Audit of pain management in the Emergency Department. / Fathil, Shahridan Mohd; Soong, N. S C; Mustafa, N. M A; Arith, A.; Ng, W. N.; Bahrum, N. A.; Aszeme, N. A.; Ahmad, Z.; Ismail, Ahmad Khaldun.

In: Medical Journal of Malaysia, Vol. 66, No. 2, 06.2011, p. 89-91.

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Fathil, SM, Soong, NSC, Mustafa, NMA, Arith, A, Ng, WN, Bahrum, NA, Aszeme, NA, Ahmad, Z & Ismail, AK 2011, 'Audit of pain management in the Emergency Department', Medical Journal of Malaysia, vol. 66, no. 2, pp. 89-91.
Fathil SM, Soong NSC, Mustafa NMA, Arith A, Ng WN, Bahrum NA et al. Audit of pain management in the Emergency Department. Medical Journal of Malaysia. 2011 Jun;66(2):89-91.
Fathil, Shahridan Mohd ; Soong, N. S C ; Mustafa, N. M A ; Arith, A. ; Ng, W. N. ; Bahrum, N. A. ; Aszeme, N. A. ; Ahmad, Z. ; Ismail, Ahmad Khaldun. / Audit of pain management in the Emergency Department. In: Medical Journal of Malaysia. 2011 ; Vol. 66, No. 2. pp. 89-91.
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