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Opiates in IBD Flare: Gastroenterology Department Position

The conclusion of the QI committee was:

Narcotics are not contraindicated in acute abdominal pain in the ER setting. The literature supports that pain management, in combination with prompt diagnostic studies, does not delay or impair diagnosis or worsen outcomes.

The only exception are cases when toxic megacolon or pseudo-obstruction are suspected, espescially when non-operative management is being considered.

Tony Weiss

This slideset was presented at GI QA committee on the topic.

Written by reuben

June 24th, 2011 at 5:43 am

Posted in Analgesia & PSA,GI