Searches will be made based upon these 5 aspects of epidural anaesthesia, using as a beginning the references supplied by Chumbley and Thomas. Epidural analgesia is now a commonly used technique used to manage the acute pain which comes after surgery, usually being a planned procedure, the best time to consider postoperative pain relief actually being before surgery begins. The method first became available in the 1960s ( Klein, 2011) and has increased in use especially since the1980s (Wheatley et al, 2001). Usually it is given for from 2 to 5 days postoperatively , this depending upon the surgery type undergone. After this period the patient should have recovered enough to cope with oral medication for their pain relief. ( Chumbley and Thomas, 2010, page 40). ...Show more
Research Report – Nursing the Patient in Pain, How Effective is an Epidural Analgesia in Relieving Post-Operative Pain? Introduction This essay is concerned with justifying an intervention according to evidence based practice. It will consider the setting – post operative; the perspective – aiming at patient safety and satisfaction; the intervention – describing what happens ; comparing this method with other analgesics; and finally an evaluation, as in the Spice framework ( Gerrish and Lacey 2010) …
Despite this positive reality, it is still undeniable that there is still much to be improved with the way general health care services are provided in Kuwait. According to Mourshed, Hediger and Lambert (2006), the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf which includes Kuwait, will face a skyrocketing increase in the demand for better health care services over the next two decades.
The best strategy to employ is to empower the practitioners caring for the patients with the recommended knowledge, competence, and skills in order to recognize and effectively manage them. Acute illness courses offer most healthcare practitioners with various experiences that assist in promoting opportunities for the learning students to improve their skills and knowledge in caring for the vulnerable patients.
There are various sources of pain: nociceptive and neuropathic pain. In nociceptive pain, the nervous system is working well and the body tells the brain that there is a source of pain, such as an injury or a cut; in neuropathic pain, the nervous system is not working properly because there may be no apparent source of pain, but the body is still telling the brain that an injury is present (Helm and Shiel, 2011).
The word pain has been utilized to explain many conditions. There are two types of pain: acute pain is generally any relatively short duration pain with known organic cause and chronic pain is deep, long-lasting, intractable pain (Holdcroft & Jaggar, 2005; Shorten et al., 2006).
For the case of Mrs. Baker, she has dyspnea and starting the diagnosis by assessing her airway and breathing process is ideal. If in any case the airway is compromised due to obstruction or edema the patient should be intubated before taking care of any other issues (Poitout, 2004).
There have been recommendations on reforming clinical education and clinical practice in the nursing profession. This was noted by Henke, Frogge and Goodman (2005, pp. 649-650) as they assessed ways through which cancer pain can be managed. This essay explores the issue of pain management with a focus on the barriers to effective pain management while highlighting some of the ethical and regulatory barriers undermining proper pain management.
The following discussion is going to consider the procedural problems of dealing with pain relief in the Elderly, especially surrounding the problems of deteriorating mental health. It is going to ask whether nurses should administer pain relief without the patient's consent; as well as discussing exactly what pain relief is.
The main goal of the perioperative care is to provide better and healthy condition for patient in the period before, after and during operation.
Perioperative nurses are the registered nurses (RNs) who work closely with the surgical