why wont an er doctor give my grandson anything for pain ? He was in a serious car wreck and has multiple bone fractures .?

Update:

he was brought in by ambulance and he did the pee test so no he wasnt drug seeking

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Is this at the time of the accident?  No ER doc will request pain medication until the patient's blood panel is back from the lab.  The doctor has to know for certain that the patient doesn't already have some drugs or alcohol in their system.  By the time this happens, people with serious injuries are usually in surgery or already admitted and under the care of an attending physician.

    If you show up at an ER looking for pain meds, you won't get them.  They are strictly controlled by the doctor under whose care your grandson should be, whether a GP or orthopedist. 

  • Tavy
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Not their job, he should be seeing a Specialist who should prescribe pain relief.

  • 4 weeks ago

    not enough info, really However, the ER is not the place to get pain meds longer than a few days (most have short term protocols in place now), they should come from his primary or the specialists he now sees (ortho, gen surgery etc)

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