Category list : Postoperative pain
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Breastfeeding after a Caesarean section may help manage pain, according to Spanish research presented at a major conference.
Measuring functional impairment might be a better tool for postoperative pain assessment in older patients than asking them about their pain levels, suggest German researchers.
The drug ketamine does not lower levels of pain or reduce the need for pain-killing opioid drugs in the days after an operation, according to US researchers.
Patients undergoing breast cancer surgery need less painkilling medication post-surgery if they have anaesthesia that is free of opioid drugs, according to a Belgian study.
Knowing how to control wound pain effectively is an important aspect of wound care, since poorly managed pain can significantly impede the healing process
Safe removal of knotted nasogastric tubesSubscription
Knotting or looping of nasogastric tubes when in situ can distress the patient on removal. Nurses should know how to recognise and respond to the situation
Strategies to reduce or eliminate wound painSubscription
Wound pain is often underestimated and poorly managed. A variety of techniques can be used by health professionals to improve its assessment and management
When I heard the title of my postoperative nursing placement it did not excite me, to me “low dependency” suggested a slow area, but I was completely wrong.
A friend of mine recently had very major surgery and will require months of follow-up. Discharged after five days he came home feeling tired, unwell and unable to cope.
Live kidney transplant from an unrelated donorSubscription
A kidney donor describes and reflects on her experience, from her partner’s diagnosis with kidney failure, through assessment to transplantation and recovery