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Postoperative pain

Jane Lynch Bank post-anaesthesia care unit nurse, Emersons Green NHS Treatment Centre, Bristol

A CPD article improved Jane Lynch’s knowledge of the role of patient education in postoperative pain management

What was the nature of the CPD activity, practice-related feedback and/or event and/or experience in your practice?

The article discussed the role of patient education in postoperative pain management. It stated that up to half of patients who have undergone surgery experience chronic pain after the operation, which can result in delayed discharge and hospital readmissions.

Nursing Standard. 32, 21, 64-65. doi: 10.7748/ns.32.21.64.s37

This reflective account is based on NS910 Ingadóttir B, Zoëga S (2017) Role of patient education in postoperative pain management. Nursing Standard. 32, 2, 50-61. rcni.com/postoperative-pain

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