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What Is Effective Acute Migraine Treatment in the Emergency Department?

Howard, Patricia Kunz PhD, RN, CEN, CPEN, NE-BC, FAEN; Shapiro, Susan E. PhD, RN

Section Editor(s): Howard, Patricia Kunz PhD, RN, CEN, CPEN, NE-BC, FAEN; Column Editor; Shapiro, Susan E. PhD, RN; Column Editor

Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal:
doi: 10.1097/TME.0b013e31822384fb
Research to Practice
Abstract

A review of recent evidence with translation to practice for the role of advanced practice nurse is presented using a case study module for “What Is Effective Acute Migraine Treatment in the Emergency Department?” The study results showed patients who received prochlorperazine with diphenhydramine had better pain management than those in the sumatriptan group. The implications and clinical relevance of these findings for advanced practice nurses are discussed, highlighting best evidence.

Author Information

Emergency and Trauma Services, University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center, Lexington (Dr Howard); and Emory Healthcare and Strategic Clinical Inniatives, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Atlanta, Georgia (Dr Shapiro).

Corresponding Author: Patricia Kunz Howard, PhD, RN, CEN, CPEN, NE-BC, FAEN, Emergency and Trauma Services, University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center, A00401, 1000 S. Limestone Street, Lexington, KY 40536 (pkhoward@uky.edu).

Disclosure: The authors report no conflicts of interest.

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