Paper Chase 4 - IV Acetaminophen for Headache

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Lisa Chavez, RN and Kathy Garvin, RN
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Alexander M. -

Sounds like an equivalent study. Decreased pain scale, but no decrease in opioid use.
There seem to be a lot of studies recently pushing IV APAP use (pharma pressure?), But no one has discussed PO vs IV APAP.
Why wasn't PO APAP compared to IV APAP in this study?
IV may have faster onset, but seems to have a much shorter effect. My institution's cost is $0.03 per APAP pill and $30 per Ofirmev dose. Is x1000 the cost worth it? Maybe in some very select situations ...

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