Morphine versus fentanyl for pain due to traumatic injury in the emergency department.

Bradley R. Wenderoth, Elizabeth T. Kaneda, Albert Amini, Richard Amini, Asad E Patanwala

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The analgesic response and safety of intravenous morphine versus fentanyl for adult trauma patients who presented to the emergency department (ED) were evaluated. Median pain reduction on the numeric rating scale (0-10; 0 = no pain and 10 = worst possible pain) after opioid administration was similar between the groups (2 vs 2; P = .67). The lowest postdose pain score was recorded sooner in the fentanyl group than in the morphine group (22 vs 47 minutes, respectively; P < .001). There were no significant differences in drug-induced adverse effects between groups. Fentanyl produced a similar but more rapid analgesic response compared with morphine in trauma patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10-15
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of trauma nursing : the official journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
Volume20
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Fentanyl
Morphine
Hospital Emergency Service
Pain
Wounds and Injuries
Analgesics
Opioid Analgesics
Safety
Pharmaceutical Preparations

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Morphine versus fentanyl for pain due to traumatic injury in the emergency department. / Wenderoth, Bradley R.; Kaneda, Elizabeth T.; Amini, Albert; Amini, Richard; Patanwala, Asad E.

In: Journal of trauma nursing : the official journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses, Vol. 20, No. 1, 01.2013, p. 10-15.

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