Dealing with pain - UNITAF Force Manual (FM)


Dealing with pain
The FM outlines our core skills, policies and guides to ensure every member stands ready for the mission ahead.

FM/BG-212 - Understanding pain

Pain is typically caused by wounds and the prolonged use of tourniquets. Increased pain can effect weapon sway, stamina, vision and cause audible moaning. Painkillers can be used to suppress pain for first aid, however more advanced suppression is possible using morphine or fentanyl.

FM/BS-209 - Use painkillers to manage pain
  • Administer or take painkillers to decrease pain by about 30%
  • Limit frequency of consumption to no more than 6 pills every 10 minutes to avoid overdosing
  • Be aware of side effects:
    • a slight increase in heart rate
    • a decrease in blood pressure
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