Pain management for patients in cardiac surgical intensive care units has not improved over time

Stolic, Snez and Mitchell, Marion L. (2010) Pain management for patients in cardiac surgical intensive care units has not improved over time. Australian Critical Care, 23 (3). pp. 157-159. ISSN 1036-7314


Abstract

Pain levels are a source of stress for patients in critical care settings. Patients frequently undergo procedures such as repositioning and suctioning and these are known to cause considerable pain. Recommendations and guideline have been developed for patients in critical care areas, however, pain continues to be a problem. The purpose of Gelina's study 1 “was to describe the experiences of pain in postoperative cardiac surgery patients during their stay in the intensive care unit (ICU).” (p. 299)


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2020 06:56
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2020 02:44
Uncontrolled Keywords: intensive care units, pain, ventilated patients
Fields of Research (2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.aucc.2010.04.004
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/38506

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