• This is a very unlikely scenario, but I wondered if Toradol could replace Ibuprophen for the patient experiencing pain. In the unlikely event that a patient is able to take Tylenol and once administered pt refuses Ibuprophen due to nausea (post tylenol administration) could Toradol be used? It would be rare as the contraindications are the same for both nsaids aside from nausea and unable to tolerate oral med administration for Ibuprophen. Could pt preference come into play, a patient in severe pain states “I have had toradol in the past and it works really well for me” assuming all other conditions are met could they receive toradol in addition to tylenol to compliment the nsaid?

    Published On: March 21, 2024
  • 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
  • In the analgesia directive, along with the nausea/vomiting directive is has “unaltered” as a condition. Is this written for the acutely altered patient who has a TBI for example? If we have a patient with a baseline GCS of let’s say 13-14 with dementia who presents with pain and/or N/V but no decrease in baseline mental status, is a patch required, or are they considered unaltered from baseline?

    Published On: January 9, 2024
  • If my asthmatic patient has an anaphylactic reaction do they also get dexamethasone? 

    Published On: December 5, 2023
  • I have a question regarding the PCP analgesia medical directive. If a patient has been using topical gels for pain relief (such as voltaren gel containing diclofenac), is ibuprofen/ketorolac still contraindicated if it has been used within the last 6 hours?

    Published On: October 12, 2023
  • In the Toradol protocol it simply uses term “current/active bleed” as a contraindication, the companion document provides little clarification as to how this applies to trauma pts as trauma was removed as a contraindication. Would trauma with high index of suspicion for internal bleeding (MVC, Motorcycle accident, fall from height) be a contraindication? Would multisystem trauma pts? Or would the better course of action be to treat their pain? Thanks!

    Published On: September 17, 2021