Online from: 1996
Subject Area: Health Care Management/Healthcare
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|Title:||Pain relief in the recovery room: an audit of current practice and a proposed solution|
|Author(s):||Dr Mark Simmonds, (Specialist Registrar in Anaesthesia, Department of Anaesthesia, Princess of Wales Hospital, Coity Road, Bridgend, Mid-Glamorgan CF31 1RQ, Wales, UK), Mrs Peggy Edwards, (Sister in charge of the Recovery Unit, Department of Anaesthesia, Princess of Wales Hospital, Coity Road, Bridgend, Mid-Glamorgan CF31 1RQ, Wales, UK)|
|Citation:||Dr Mark Simmonds, Mrs Peggy Edwards, (1998) "Pain relief in the recovery room: an audit of current practice and a proposed solution", British Journal of Clinical Governance, Vol. 3 Iss: 3, pp.122 - 127|
|Article type:||General review|
|DOI:||10.1108/eb020886 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||MCB UP Ltd|
|Abstract:||For this study 334 patients during their stay in the recovery room were assigned to the following groups: ‘comfortable’, in ‘pain’ and in ‘severe pain’. Fourteen per cent of patients awoke from anaesthesia in ‘pain’ and 10% were discharged to the ward in ‘pain’. Thirty-seven per cent of patients using patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) in the recovery room were discharged in ‘pain’; 63% of these patients had neither been prescribed nor given a ‘loading dose’ in the recovery room. Forty-eight per cent of patients receiving sole intramuscular opioid analgesia were discharged in ‘pain’. Ninety per cent who received nurse-administered ‘prn’ |
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