• If a patient is in pain and states they don’t like taking Advil or can’t take Advil (but no allergy), would it be appropriate to administer Tylenol and Toradol? They are not contraindications of each other.

    Published On: March 21, 2024
  • Question: In the 2015 ALS Companion Document Version 3.3 pg 13, it states this: “A clinical consideration states “Suspected renal colic patients should routinely be considered for Ketorolac”. More correctly, this statement should include NSAIDS like Ibuprofen. Ketorolac is preferred when the patient is unable to tolerate oral medication.

    There is some confusion over the interpretation of this. I read this statement as suspected renal colic patients should be routinely screened for an NSAID (not just Ketorolac), and therefore should be given ibuprofen first instead, unless the patient cannot tolerate oral medication. My PPC is saying differently that you should be considering Ketorolac first, since the companion document cannot overrule the ALS Directives. What is the true purpose of this statement then?

    Published On: August 11, 2017