We were commenting on how many patients came in with positive for opiates. The question came up Do EMT's give pain killers in the field and no one knew for sure. Just wondering? PLK
Absolutly everything that canoehead said AND:
I live in a very rural area and our EMT's can give med's but only if a doc or ER charge RN is on the radio with verbel approval/orders. They do often give SL nitro and/or a GI cocktail to r/o heart vs. GI pain quickly. And of course the old failsafe... benzodiazepines for status epilepticus. But I do not recall narcotics given for pain before, so that aspect of it is a new thought for me.
There is my two cents and just think, it was free AND worth every penny
Have a Good and Worthy day.
Last edit by RachetRN on Nov 28, '01