All posts from: June 2012
Many years ago I nursed a man, Jim (not his real name) who was a widower.
Nurses’ understanding of pain treatment is essential for its effective management. Yet effective pain control often eludes those who most need it particularly when opioid analgesics are involved.
The only way health professionals can be sure of spotting it is if initial assessment on admission is thorough, and is repeated at appropriate intervals. It is also important that all members of the healthcare team are clear about what treatments or interventions are appropriate.