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Pain scoring as a formal pain assessment tool

21 May 1997

Nursing Standard


The working party report by the Royal College of Surgeons and The College of Anaesthetists (1990) concluded that the management of pain after surgery was...

Open AccessOC14 – Implementation of an educational program in children’s post – operative pain

09 May 2016

Nursing Children and Young People


Theme: Nursing education, management and leadership. Introduction: Successful pain management contributes to high-quality postoperative care. Objective: To estimate...

Post-operative pain management: transition from epidural to oral analgesia

31 January 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Although managing pain in the acute surgical setting is a priority, there is a dearth of evidence to guide clinicians on how best to approach the discontinuation and...

Assessment and management of patients with post-operative pain

10 October 2007

Nursing Standard


Effective pain management is essential in the post-operative period to ensure that patients do not experience unnecessary distress or suffering and to minimise...

Children’s nurses’ post-operative pain assessment practices

08 June 2016

Nursing Children and Young People

Art & Science

Pain assessment is crucial to achieving optimal pain management in children. Pain that is insufficiently controlled can have extensive short- and long-term...

Rectus sheath catheter infusions for post-operative pain management

18 June 2014

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Managing pain following major abdominal surgery remains a challenge. Traditionally, patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) or epidural analgesia have been used, which...

Role of the nurse in the assessment and management of post-operative pain

16 March 2020

Nursing Standard


While post-operative pain is a common and unavoidable consequence of surgery, evidence suggests that the levels of pain experienced by patients are unnecessarily...

Reasons for delayed patient discharge following day surgery: a literature review

Nursing Standard

evidence & practice

Aim Aim The aim of this literature review was to explore the reasons why some patients are not suitable for discharge following day surgery. Method Method A...

Use of femoral nerve blocks in adults with hip fractures

28 August 2013

Nursing Standard

Learning Zone

Healthcare professionals will be aware of the need to improve treatment of hip fractures, with the ultimate goal of returning the individual to pre-injury health....

Role of the nurse in supporting the safe use of opioids

17 August 2020

Nursing Standard


Opioids are powerful analgesics that are derived from the opium poppy plant. They are recognised as central in the management of acute pain and cancer pain, but...