Post-Operative Phone Calls: Does it Make a Difference to Patients?

In PACU the following criteria reported by HCAHPS were monitored: 1. Patient Advocacy (Likelihood to recommend) 2. Staff doing everything to help with pain 3. Clear Communication by patient care staff. HCAHPS rating showed a decline in the above criteria in spite of other improvement initiatives.
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: ASPAN National Conference Abstract Source Type: research

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Conclusion: The instrument proposed in the study exhibited content validity for most of its items and emerges as a practical strategy for the management of the daily interruption of sedation of critical patients.
Source: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva - Category: Intensive Care Source Type: research
Leading suicide theories and research in adults suggest that pain can exacerbate the suicidal risk of an individual. Although pain and suicidality (including suicidal ideation, behaviour, and death by suicide) both increase in prevalence during adolescence...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
80 something yr old lady with left V1 phn. she failed all neuropathic agents you can think of. also failed capsaicin. i recently did supratrochlear and supraorbital block and got 100% relief for few days and still doing better but obviously block not lasting long. what do u guys do next? RF? pulsed RF? peripheral stim? any thoughts/experience appreciated
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Pain Medicine Source Type: forums
This video demonstrates a laparoscopic assisted transverse abdominis plane (TAP) block as an alternative to the traditional anesthesiology-driven ultrasound-guided TAP block to reduce postoperative pain.
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Plenary 1: Laparoscopy (11:00 AM – 12:45 PM) 11:20 AM Source Type: research
To investigate the safety and feasibility of robotic single-site for surgical resection of stage I to IV endometriosis in chronic pelvic pain patients.
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Virtual Poster Session 1: Laparoscopy (9:50 AM — 10:00 AM) 9:50 AM: STATION Q Source Type: research
To assess impact of abdominal ice packs on opioid use and pain control following laparoscopic hysterectomy.
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Virtual Poster Session 1: Laparoscopy (9:50 AM — 10:00 AM) 9:50 AM: STATION H Source Type: research
To compare chronic pelvic pain and quality-of-life outcomes in women undergoing conservative or definitive surgery for pelvic pain.
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Plenary 6: Endometriosis (2:00 PM – 3:00 PM) 2:20 PM Source Type: research
To showcase a new approach to treatment of chronic pelvic pain after transobturator mesh placement.
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Plenary 5: Urogynecology (11:00 AM – 12:45 PM) 12:30 PM Source Type: research
To assess associations between perioperative non-opioid pain control adjuncts and postoperative opioid use.
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Virtual Poster Session 2: Laparoscopy (1:00 PM – 1:10 PM) 1:00 PM: STATION H Source Type: research
We present a case of a 29 y/o G4P2 diagnosed with right ovarian vein thrombosis two weeks status post uncomplicated total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH), bilateral salpingectomy, and cystoscopy for chronic pelvic pain and abnormal uterine bleeding related to endometriosis.
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Virtual Poster Session 3: Endometriosis (10:00 AM – 10:10 AM) 10:00 AM: STATION N Source Type: research
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