SJRHEM Pain Control Resource Page

Pain management is one of the most important components of patient care in the Emergency Department. Evidence suggests that patients in pain are commonly under-treated, under-recognised and treatment is often delayed. The process for recognition and management of pain should be a priority for Emergency Departments. Pain control should start in the pre-hospital phase for those brought in by ambulance or at Triage for those who self-present. Response to analgesia should be monitored during the patient’s stay in the Emergency Department and consideration given to analgesia requirements post discharge.

Paint control is one of the top clinical priorities for SJRHEM


SJRHEM “Got Pain” Guideline

RCEM UK  – Management of Pain in Adults

RCEM UK – Management of Pain in Children

Registered Nurses Association of Ontario – Assessment and Management of Pain Guideline