ASSESSMENT OF PAIN MANAGEMENT PRACTICE IN RURAL GOVERNMENT HOSPITAL FOLLOWING SURGERYJournal: Indo American Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences (IAJPS) (Vol.03, No. 09)
Publication Date: 2016-09-21
Authors : Elizabeth Phoeba Paul;
Page : 1049-1053
Keywords : Pain Management; Surgery.;
Background: After surgery, pain is common in hospital-admitted patients and its management is determined by different therapeutic ways and also depends on the attitudes of different health professionals in various hospitals. The aim of this study is nothing but to describe the patterns of prescription for postoperative pain after surgeries and whether pain reliefs are given according to standard guidelines. Materials and Methods: A brief data collection form with demographic details, Numerical Rating scale (NRS) to estimate pain intensity, the type of analgesics used, Pain management index (PMI), treatment adequacy and patient satisfaction were included to accomplish our aim. Results: NSAIDs or Combination of NSAIDs are mostly used rather than opioids. Conclusion: The study showed that most of the health practitioners of today do not practice according to the standard guidelines especially in a developing country like India. Keywords: Pain Management, Surgery.
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