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Multimodal Pain Management - Summer 2018
« on: July 10, 2018, 02:05:27 PM »
     The Monitor 2018 Summer edition reference article on ambulatory surgical patients by Jan .G Jakobsson was very informative and interesting. My workplace has recently initiated a similar oral analgesia protocol for our orthopedic major joint surgery patients (of which a few are discharged the same day from surgery). Preoperative analgesia is initiated as well as a IV fluid bolus, followed by a set protocol (barring contraindications) postoperatively. Although still early, our physicians inform us that patient postop pain response is positive. It will be interesting to see the statistics.
 This article also addressed ambulatory surgery breast patients and their pain management. With a need for postop analgesia, many of our breast surgery patients experience nausea and vomiting postop impeding their discharge. I was wondering if anyone has such a protocol put in place on their unit for the population and seen the impact of the protocol?