Sjuksköterskors uppfattning om smärtbehandling och användning av riktlinjer
2012 (Swedish)In: Vård i Norden, ISSN 0107-4083, Vol. 32, no 106, 44-49 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The aim:The aim was to identify how nurses perceive the performance of pain management and the use of guidelines for pain management.
Background: Pain is one of the most common symptoms of illness for which people request health care. Patients in pain ought to be treated quickly and adequately in order to avoid developing a chronic state. Guidelines for effective pain relief are not always implemented in clinical practice.
Method: A questionnaire regarding factors relevant to pain management and guidelines were designed.
Findings: Of the 219 nurses who were invited, 111 (50.7%) answered the questionnaire. Thirty-one nurses responded that they used guidelines and they administered additional analgesics significantly more often when breakthrough pain occurred compared to nurses responding not using guidelines. Pain assessment is not always performed, 44 nurses agreed completely or partly that pain assessment is performed only when pain in the patient has become a problem. Forty-two nurses agreed completely or partly that there are routines in their department for treating patients with difficult pain issues. The nurses highlighted the importance of collaborating in team and having pain treatment routines.
Conclusion: Pain management was perceived to be performed non-systematically and not always adapted to the individual. Guidelines were not always used.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
København: SSN [Sjuksköterskornas samarbete i Norden] , 2012. Vol. 32, no 106, 44-49 p.
guidelines, nurse, pain assessment, pain management
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-20560OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-20560DiVA: diva2:583601