Tag Archives: analgesia

Say someone was in a crash or something so they have multiple injuries including a few broken bones and a mild concussion – are there certain medications the doctors would NOT give them because of the concussion? Are they less likely to give them strong pain meds or is the concussion not a factor at all when it comes to that?

Hey there! Thanks for your question!  First, doctors are unlikely to give this character any medication until they’ve done a CT of the head (and likely any other injured areas, especially the chest and abdomen) and ruled out an intracranial hemorrhage and internal bleeding.  There are a few medications that doctors and medics try to …

Pharmacology for Writers Part 1: Anesthesia, Analgesia, Sedation, and Paralysis

Whuddup, peeps and other candies! Today Aunt Scripty wants to talk about a really important aspect of pharmacology, especially important for surgeries (both back-alley and OR) and emergency medicine types. Today we’re going to differentiate anesthesia, analgesia, and paralysis. We’re going to talk about drugs that affect each of these. I swear to you, dear …