Category list : Acute pain
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The chief medical officer’s recent recommendations to improve services for chronic pain managementare long overdue, but we must not forget the problem of acute pain, argues Sharon Wood
’It will certainly compliment existing texts for nurses who are new to an acute role, in admitting areas, such as, acute medicine or acute surgical admission units.’
The quality of chronic pain services in Scotland varies widely from one NHS board to the next, although it has been improving overall, according to a new report.
A thorough understanding of the effect of pain on the different body systems helps nurses to choose the most effective pain management strategies. This article is accompanied by a self-assessment questionnaire so you can test your knowledge after reading it
The management of low back painSubscription
Guidance on low back pain from the British Pain Society and Map of Medicine aims to make treatment consistent between specialties and help commissioners set standards
People on high doses of some painkillers will have to pit the benefits against the risks, as the drugs have been found to increase the chance of heart problems by a small amount, according to research.
Reflective practice in an acute settingSubscription
A pilot project developed a method of enabling nurses on an acute care ward to engage in reflective practice during their working day
The first of a three-part series on the management of pain describes how pain is detected in the body and the implications for clinical practice
Nurse seeks young chronic pain patients for storytelling studyVideoSubscription
A nurse researcher is seeking children who suffer from chronic pain to take part in a new study looking at how storytelling might improve communication between young patients and clinicians.
An exclusive summary of new NICE guidance for health professionals from a member of the guideline development group on the management of an acute painful sickle cell episode.