Welcome to our new pain management forum
- 0Jan 5, '04 by brian, ADN AdminWelcome to our new Pain Management forum.
Please feel free to discuss all topics that are related to pain management.
We will be moving some topics to this forum that are in other forums currently, if you have any threads that you know of that would fit this forum, please let us know! Thanks
- 1Jan 5, '04 by gwenithHere are some weblinks related to pain managment to get our new forum started. As I am not a pain expert so, please let me or any of the other moderators know if any of these links are not appropriate. Conversely you are free to add to this thread any links you would like to share.
- 1Jan 5, '04 by NRSKarenRN, BSN, RN AdminOverview of types of pain management:
The Management of Postoperative Pain
World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (England)
Acute Pain Management in the Perioperative Setting
... These guidelines focus on management of acute pain in the perioperative setting for ... to inpatient and outpatient surgery. These guidelines are intended ...
Acute Pain Management (Clinical Guide)- Gold Standard everyone uses EXTENSIVE INFO
Clinical Practice Guideline Acute Pain Management: Operative or Medical Procedure
The Oxford Pain Internet Site (England)
PAIN AFTER SURGERY OR INJURY
Wake Forest University Pain Index:
Listing of acute and chronic pain links
From: University of Michigan Health System
Pain Information given to all patients
Adult Pain Management Staff Education
Barriers to Effective Pain Management, assessment tools, equianalgesic conversion charts and definitions/understanding of Addiction, Physical Dependence and Tolerance
Pediatric Pain Management staff education
includes recommeded drugs and dosages
Duragesic Patch Use
Narcotic Conversion Chart/Pain management algorithims from Hope Hospice
THE PAIN MED'S INFORMATION PAGE
New site with TONS pain links---
Pain Management for Nurses
Treatment of Sickle Cell Pain :
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/432395Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Jan 7, '04
- 0Jan 6, '04 by florryThank you for this forum: for shearing knowledge and give advice and tips about internet links!
I think "pain" is a word you can find in every part of NURSING,- either its about a concret pt pain management or we are discussing pain, politics and values.
Again: I will learn a lot from you!
- 0Jan 6, '04 by airThanks for getting this forum going. I was ignorant of the idea of CRNA's in pain managment settings. I have a few CRNA's and it so happens that none of them gave me the impression of opportunies to practice that area. Well, this is much welcome news. It only implies and expanded scope of practice. Let it keep expanding.
- 0Jan 6, '04 by pickledpepperRNThank you for this forum!
And the links! I have made copies to put in a notebook we have on our unit. I put things on the corkboard until our manager thinks it is time (or there is no more room) then they go into a notebook.
The following are regarding the responsibility of the RN to assess each patient including the pain assessment.
Anyone else like me who thinks pain requires an assessment therefore is NOT a “vital sign”?
The practice of having the “faces” from laughing to crying and having the patient point to how they feel so the unlicensed person can do it seems very unsafe.
One example was a R/O MI from the ER sent who was actually suffering from appendicitis. The ER doc assumed it was his heart because of a HX of CAD.
From the California Board of Registered Nursing:
The California Nurses Association:
- 2Jan 8, '04 by angelbearAs a nurse with a chronic and painful condition I am so happy to see this forum. I think there is a tremendous amount we can learn from each other. At leaste that is my hope. There is far to much judgement and lack of knowledge in this area of nursing. Hopefully we can be instruments of change for the better. Yippy long over due.