Background: The use of intravenous opioids in the traumatic pain in pre-hospital care in the Czech Republic is based primarily on the indication of a physician. If the paramedic crew arrives at the site earlier or only on their own, analgesia is given after phone-call consultation with the physician or after his arrival at the site. The objective of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the indication and administration of sufentanil by paramedics in the treatment of pain in acute trauma adult patients without the physician's control. Methods: Paramedics underwent voluntarily the simulation training aimed at administering intravenously sufentanil to treat pain in acute trauma in adults without physician's indication. Subsequently, the adverse events and efficacy were monitored for a six-month period and compared in two groups: administration of sufentanil by paramedics without this competence, who further consulted the administration by telephone with physicians (group Consultation) and those with this competence (group Competence). Results: A total number of sufentanil administration in group Consultation was 88 and in group Competence 70. There was no respiratory arrest, bradypnea, or need for oxygen therapy reported in any of the study groups. The incidence of nausea was 3% in both groups - Consultation (n = 3) and in Competence (n = 2). Vomiting was not reported in the Consultation group and in 6% in the Competence group (n = 4). Intravenous antiemetic drugs were used in the Consultation group only in 1% (n = 1) and in the Competence group in 7% of patients (n = 5) (p < 0,05). In both groups there was observed a decrease in the pain numeric rating scale (Consultation: M =-3,2; SD = 1,2 points vs. Competence: M =-3,9; SD = 1,8 points). Conclusion: Intravenous administration of sufentanil by properly trained paramedics without consultation with a physician in acute trauma can be considered safe.
Chtěla bych Vaším prostřednictvím poděkovat posádce záchranné služby. Dne 17.9.2022 jsem si musela po prve v životě zavolat záchranku. Jsem po chemoterapii a bylo mi velmi špatně. Přijela sanitka s posádkou ve složení záchranářka a pan řidič. Oba měli úžasný přístup, profesionalitu a laskavost.