Date Published

June 20, 2016

Updated For

ALS PCS Version ALS PCS Version 5.2


Question: The PCP adult analgesia directive is for "isolated extremity injuries", if there's more than one injury is it a contraindication? For example, burns to more than one location (shoulder and a portion of the ant chest) or an ankle and a knee injury.


Great question, and easy to see the confusion, with the word isolated. The aim is to use it for injuries that are only in the extremities, (isolated to just extremities, meaning you can have one or all of the extremities). You can absolutely apply the medical directive in this situation.



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