Postoperative pain is undertreated: results from a local survey at Jordan university hospital
AbstractPostoperative pain management is nowadays considered an integral part of modern surgical practice. An audit was made in 2010 to assess the status of acute postoperative pain management at Jordan University Hospital. Data were collected from patients' files and through face-to-face interviews of all patients aged over 16 years who underwent general, gynaecological, ear-nose-throat and orthopaedic surgery. Of 275 patients, 72.0% experienced moderate to severe pain postoperatively at rest and 89.3% on movement. No analgesics were prescribed to 4.7% of the patients and of the remainder, a single analgesic was prescribed to 51.5%. Pethidine and paracetamol were the drugs most commonly prescribed [to 66.9% and 42.5% of patients respectively], most often on a regular schedule rather than on-demand. Despite improvements in pain management worldwide, patients at this hospital were still suffering from postoperative pain. Awareness among professionals and the public is needed and a structured acute pain management programme is essential
Massad, I.M., Mahafza, T.M., Abu Halawah, S.A., Attyyat, B.A., Al Ghanem, S.M. et al. (2013). Postoperative pain is undertreated: results from a local survey at Jordan university hospital. EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 19 (5), 485 - 489, 2013 http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118380
JournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 19 (5), 485 - 489, 2013
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