Abstract: Post-operative pain management in day surgery.
Llanwenarth Suite (Day Surgery Unit), Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire.
Nurs Stand. 2003 Jun 4-10;17(38):39-44.
BACKGROUND: The author carried out a literature review of post-operative pain management in day surgery units. CONCLUSION: Based on this review, the article makes recommendations for: pre-operative information for patients about their proposed surgery and strategies for pain relief during their stay; a recovery protocol for the administration of intravenous opioids of choice, in titrated doses, by appropriately qualified nurses; and a protocol for the administration
of oral analgesia by nurses, from a prescribed list, for patients in pain on the ward.
Anaesthesia Surgery Complications Pain