robina 514 Views
Joined: Apr 4, '99;
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The surgical floor on which I work is very conscience of Patient pain. This is assessed every hour. Medication, if not continuous, is administered at least every four hours for the first several post op days. Patient's heal faster when pain is under control. This is such a simple fact, yet it is often overlooked by many.
Education is also very important; both pre-op and post-op. The patient and family have every right to know what to expect. Discussions on what is acceptable discomfort is included as well as pain control options are included in patient teaching. To do otherwise borderlines on neglect.
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