|EXPLORING FACTORS INCREASING PARAMEDICS’ LIKELIHOOD OF ADMINISTERING ANALGESIA IN PREHOSPITAL PAIN (ExPLAIN)
|Falck Foundation, Denmark
|To investigate patient and practitioner factors affecting paramedic pain management practice in adult patients attended by ambulance services.
|To investigate whether paramedic initiated analgesia differs according to factors such as the age, sex, ethnicity or type of pain of the adult patient and paramedic factors such as sex or role seniority.
|Cross sectional design
|We will use a multilevel design, using a regression model to investigate which factors are independently associated with pain assessment scoring, administration of analgesia and reduction in pain.
|Peer reviewed publications and presentations.Peer reviewed publications:
|The findings will be used to inform recommendations to improve the rate and quality of acute pain relief provided by Paramedics to adult patients receiving emergency care from ambulance services and to reduce inappropriate and unintended variations in care.