A review of ketorolac as a prehospital analgesic

The provision of multimodal analgesia is a core concept in the management of acute and chronic pain. In the prehospital setting, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can be used alongside paracetamol and opioids to provide such analgesia. Ketorolac is an NSAID which can be administered by injection and is used internationally in civilian and military prehospital care. This CPD article discusses Ketorolac as an analgesic option for paramedics.

Tom Edward Mallinson -

Ketorolac is usually administered via intramuscular and intravenous routes, which can be useful in prehospital care