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Pain Relief in the Emergency Department Waiting Room: a Prevalence Study

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT03115684
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 14, 2017
Last Update Posted : April 14, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Majd Ramlawi, University Hospital, Geneva

Brief Summary:
Pain in the emergency room is under documented and pain relief suboptimal. Data on nurse driven analgesia in emergency department waiting rooms is lacking. The primary objective of this study is to determine the proportion of patients in pain receiving pain therapy administered by the triage nurse (prevalence study). The secondary objectives are to 1) describe nursing practices in analgesia and adherence to the dedicated protocol; 2) to determine the factors associated with the non administration of painkillers and for these factors, to estimate the strength of the association

Condition or disease
Acute Pain

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 2371 participants
Observational Model: Other
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Antalgie à l'Accueil Des Urgences- étude de prévalence
Actual Study Start Date : March 1, 2016
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 30, 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : May 30, 2016

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Proportion of patients receiving pain medicine in the ER waiting room by the triage nurse after pain documentation [ Time Frame: 3 month ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients admited to an emergency department waiting room after triage with a documented pain score upon arrival

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Documented pain score on arrival by the triage nurse and
  • Patients having to wait in the ER waiting room

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patients directly admitted to the consultation room
  • patients for whom pain was not recorded
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Responsible Party: Majd Ramlawi, Médecin adjoint du chef de service, University Hospital, Geneva Identifier: NCT03115684    
Other Study ID Numbers: 215-00083-(15-272)
First Posted: April 14, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 14, 2017
Last Verified: April 2017

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Acute Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms