Akbarbegloo, M and Valizadeh, L (2009) PAIN RELIEF IN PEDIATRIC SURGERY UNITS. The Journal of Urmia Nursing and Midwifery Faculty, 7 (2). pp. 66-71.

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Expressing pain is common in adolescent, however; it needs more attention in children. Regarding that such studies are less, the purpose of this study was pain assessment in children. Materials & Methods: This descriptive study was done in surgery units of three teaching hospitals - Child Care, Shohada, Imam Reza- in Tabriz, 2007. Data collection tools including children's pain check list that was completed by observation and individual interview with head nurses in all units. Validity of scale with content validity and reliability of scale were evaluated by Cronbach alpha. Results: Finding of this study showed the tool face for review was used only in one unit, But in other units, behavioral symptoms such as crying and malaise (75%) were considered. There weren’t any fact review or registration of pain in units. Acetaminophen was the most common drug for pain relief and distraction (%100), toys (%75) and placebo (%25) were the most common non-drug methods. For reducing pain during painful procedures, Lidocaine was used for embedding fully catheter and nasogastric tube in one of the units. Conclusion: It seems that pain assessment and relieving pain are not well arranged. Therefore, it is necessary to prepare facilities for control of pain in children hospitals

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pain Relief, Children, Surgery Units
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
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Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2018 06:13
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2018 06:13

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