• Tyler Christifulli

"You can't treat abdominal pain!" With Rob Zoladz


My friend Rob Zoladz gave an incredible talk on why not treating abdominal pain is inhumane. He gave this talk for a new segment we are doing before each monthly training called "Breaking EMS Fallacies". This is our attempt to create a work atmosphere free from dogmatic beliefs.

Rob is a Critical Care Paramedic and a Field Educator for our base in Columbus, WI. 

References:

1. Brewster GS, Herbert ME, Hoffman JR: Medical myth: analgesia should not be given to patients with an acute abdomen because it obscures the diagnose. West J Med 2000; 172:209-210 2.Kim MK, Strait RT, Sato TT, Hennes HM: A randomized clinical trial of analgesia in children with acute abdominal pain. Acad Emerg Med 2002; 9:281-287

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