Category Archives: Adult Analgesia

Can we give a lower dose of Tylenol than the dosage of 960-1000mg as written in our directives? I had a patient who would state she could only tolerate one extra strength Tylenol and taking two would upset her stomach. Would it be wrong to give her 650mg instead of 975mg?

As far as the contraindications for ketorolac and ibuprofen, what are the medications that are classified as anticoagulation therapy? I know daily ASA is not but are all blood thinners? Or just specific ones? We have been seeing a lot of eliquis and xarelto lately for example.

I have a question regarding analgesic administration in regards to abdominal pain (ex diverticulitis, hernia). If the pt is complaining of abdominal pain stating "it feels just like my diverticulitis acting up" Or due to hernia pain with evidence of a protruding hernia, would it be appropriate to consider analgesic medication if no contraindications are met? Although you are not 100% certain of the underlying cause in the pre hospital setting

If I want a faster onset of pain relief can I go straight to Ketorolac IV?

Are we allowed to give acetaminophen and ibuprofen to someone who has a headache under the pain directive? I had 2 different patients not too long ago and both were complaining of a headache. One patient just ended up having just a headache while the other patient whom had a headache over several days with no facial droop, slurred speech, equal pupils and equal bilateral grip strengths turned out to be a bleed. Would it be ok to just give acetaminophen to our patients complaining of a headache and hold off on the ibuprofen? Headache is not a contraindication for the pain directive so this is why I am asking.

Can I only give Fentanyl if my patient doesn’t qualify for Morphine?

Can Morphine be mixed in 50 ml mini bags for easier administration & easier titration?

Question: In relation to the Adult Analgesia directive, one of the indications is "acute musculoskeletal back strain", does this include injuries such herniated discs, radiculopathies etc.?

Question: If we are presented with a hypoglycemic patient that demonstrates signs and symptoms of a TIA/CVA (slurred speech, inability to hold arms/legs up or due to confusion a grip test) and once the hypoglycemia is reversed with treatment and those signs and symptoms are gone, can we now deliver Ibuprofen/Acetaminophen or Ketorolac if the patient complains of CA related pain or muscle strain as per the Adult Analgesic Protocol?

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