The intensity of pain in the prehospital setting is most strongly reflected in the respiratory rate among physiological parameters.


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In order to treat pain optimally, the Emergency Medical Service (EMS) clinician needs to be able to make a reasonable estimation of the severity of the pain. It is hypothesised that various physiological parameters will change as a response to pain.


Intensity,Pain,Prehospital setting,Vital parameters,