Pain relief in the treatment of shoulder injury

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SummaryAnterior shoulder dislocation (ASD) is a common presentation in emergency departments, yet there is no national guidance on the use of sedation or analgesia. This article gives an overview of the aetiology and treatment of ASD, and reports the results of a literature review on best practice for timely and appropriate treatment of patients with ASD, and the effect of sedation on patient transit times.Helen Wenger and Elaine Cole present findings from a literature review of the best ways to provide analgesia and sedation in reduction of anterior shoulder dislocation

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