ACEP‘s Pain Management and Addiction Medicine Section

Pain Management and Addiction Medicine

The Pain Management and Addiction Medicine Section is chartered by the Board of Directors of the American College of Emergency Physicians (College) to provide a forum in which members of the College with special interests in pain management and addiction medicine can develop a knowledge base, share information, receive and give counsel, and serve as a resource to others interested in this area of emergency medicine.

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January 14, 2021

Low-Dose Ketamine for Pediatric Sickle Cell Pain Crisis

An eight-year-old male presented to the emergency department (ED) with his mother for left leg pain consistent with his prior sickle cell pain crises episodes. He had first presented two days earlier ...

January 14, 2021

More Than a Local Agent: 10 Pearls of IV Lidocaine Use for Pain in the ED

Lidocaine is an amide-type local anesthetic that exerts its pharmacological action through the blockade of sodium channels in neural tissues, interrupting neuronal transmission.

January 14, 2021

Pain Management and Chest Tube Thoracostomy

Chest tube thoracostomy is standard of care for many emergent and non-emergent conditions in the emergency department (ED), including pneumothorax, hemothorax, and empyema.

Pain and Addiction Care in the Emergency Department

PACED is an ACEP-governed national accreditation program which seeks to improve pain management for patients in the emergency department.

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