Hot off the Press: The RAMPED Trial - Methoxyflurane for Analgesia in the Emergency Department
Pain management is one of the primary tenets of emergency department care. Oligoanalgesia is a frequent occurrence in the ED and earlier administration of analgesic results in improved patient outcomes. Patients may wait hours to receive analgesia in the ED and thus, triage administration of an inhaled analgesic is a novel and potentially effective strategy. We discuss a randomized controlled trial by Brichko et al published in Academic Emergency Medicine, February 2021, comparing inhaled methoxyflurane to standard analgesia at ED triage. We provide critical analysis and summarize social media discussion about the article.
Bond C, Westafer L, Challen K, Milne WK. Hot off the Press: The RAMPED Trial - Methoxyflurane for Analgesia in the Emergency Department. Acad Emerg Med. 2021 Mar 26. doi: 10.1111/acem.14257. Epub ahead of print.