Pain Management in the Critically Ill
- THE EFFECTS OF MASSAGE THERAPY ON PAIN MANAGEMENT IN THE ACUTE CARE SETTING. // SportEX Dynamics;Oct2010, Issue 26, p5
An abstract of the article "The Effects of Massage Therapy on Pain Management in the Acute Care Setting," by R. White and colleagues is presented.
- Survey assesses nurses' role in euthanasia. R.N.S. // Christian Century;7/17/96, Vol. 113 Issue 22, p710
Reports on the findings of a survey concerning the role of intensive-care-unit nurses in euthanasia. Criticism on ambiguity of survey; Prescription of pain-relieving narcotics.
- Pain Management in Nursing Practice of Intensive Care Post-Operational Stage Patients. Strode, Iveta; Seimane, Sandra; Biksāne, Dzintra // International Journal of Collaborative Research on Internal Medi;Jun2012, Vol. 4 Issue 6, p892
Background: Pains are one of the commonest symptoms of illness in any branch of the medicine. International Association for the Study of Pain defines pains as an unpleasant sensations and emotions associated with the real and potentially possible tissue damage or are described as such damage. In...
- EXPANDING OUR UNDERSTANDING, AND PERHAPS OUR EMPATHY, FOR A PATIENT'S PAIN. Alspach, Grif // Critical Care Nurse;Jun2010, Vol. 30 Issue 3, p11
The author reflects on the occurrence of pain in human experience, which represents one of the clinical problems that critical care nurses share with their patients. He mentions the efforts of critical care nurses in attempting to detect, prevent, and manage their patients' pain. He emphasizes...
- Un confronto fra due metodi di anestesia per il posizionamento del catetere arterioso radiale. Storti, Matteo // SCENARIO: Official Italian Journal of ANIARTI;Jun2009, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p17
The measurement of pain is an important issue for doctors, nurses and patients hospitalized in intensive care. This research has compared two techniques to check the radial arterial catheter. Objective: The objective is to verify the impact and effectiveness of local anaesthetic by topical...
- Life after joint replacement surgery. // RN;Jan2007, Vol. 70 Issue 1, p35
This article focuses on the recovery period following a joint replacement surgery. The main objective of total joint replacement is to relieve pain in the damaged joint. Pain management is significant to recover fast after the surgery. Patients may be discharged from the hospital after three to...
- Pain assessment for people with dementia: a systematic review of systematic reviews of pain assessment tools. Lichtner, Valentina; Dowding, Dawn; Esterhuizen, Philip; Closs, S. José; Long, Andrew F.; Corbett, Anne; Briggs, Michelle // BMC Geriatrics;2014, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p142
Background There is evidence of under-detection and poor management of pain in patient with dementia, in both long-term and acute care. Accurate assessment of pain in people with dementia is challenging and pain assessment tools have received considerable attention over the years, with an...
- Follow-up clinics helpful for former intensive care patients. // Nursing Standard;6/5/2013, Vol. 27 Issue 40, p8
More follow-up clinics are needed to support intensive care patients after they leave hospital, a critical care nurse says.
- Tramadol: A Review of its Use in Perioperative Pain. Scott, L.J.; Perry, C.M. // Drugs;Jul2000, Vol. 60 Issue 1, p139
Tramadol is a synthetic, centrally acting analgesic agent with 2 distinct, synergistic mechanisms of action, acting as both a weak opioid agonist and an inhibitor of monoamine neurotransmitter reuptake. The 2 enantiomers of racemic tramadol function in a complementary manner to enhance the...