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Table 2 Commonly used analgesics in HEMS operations presented as frequencies and median dosage (IQR)

From: Analgesia in adult trauma patients in physician-staffed Austrian helicopter rescue: a 12-year registry analysis

  Adults (≥ 15 yrs)n= 26,059*
  Male n= 17,950 Female n= 8103
Fentanyl
n (%) total 8439 (47.0) 3289 (40.6)
n (%) with dosage 4267 (50.6) 1706 (51.9)
Dosage (mg) 0.20 (0.15–0.25) 0.20 (0.10–0.25)
Piritramide
n (%) total 5244 (29.2) 2559 (31.6)
n (%) with dosage 2549 (48.6) 1420 (55.5)
Dosage (mg) 7.50 (7.50–15.00) 7.50 (7.50–10.00)
Morphine
n (%) total 384 (2.1) 195 (2.4)
n (%) with dosage 112 (29.2) 63 (32.3)
Dosage (mg) 10.00 (5.00–10.00) 5.00 (5.00–10.00)
Esketamine
 n (%) total 6144 (34.2) 2938 (36.3)
 n (%) with dosage 2076 (33.8) 1123 (38.2)
 Dosage (mg) 25.0 (20.0–50.0) 25.0 (15.0–40.0)
  1. * sex unknown in n= 6 cases