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Intranasal fentanyl for analgesia in the paediatric emergency department
  1. Maria Finn,
  2. Dan Harris
  1. Correspondence to Dr Dan Harris, Department of Emergency Medicine, Kingston Hospital NHS Trust, Galsworthy Road, Kingston upon Thames KT2 7QB, UK; drdanharris{at}


Intranasal opiate analgesia is the first choice in children presenting to paediatric emergency departments with severe pain. A prospective observational study was performed which showed that intranasal fentanyl is a safe effective alternative to diamorphine.

  • Trauma
  • analgesia
  • intranasal
  • analgesia/pain control
  • paediatrics, paediatric emergency med
  • psychology, treatment

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