Guideline for the Assessment and Management of Pain in Older Adults With Rib Fractures

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157680
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Guideline for the Assessment and Management of Pain in Older Adults With Rib Fractures
Abstract:
Guideline for the Assessment and Management of Pain in Older Adults With Rib Fractures
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2009
Author:Winters, Blaine A., DNP, ACNP-BC
P.I. Institution Name:University of Utah, College of Nursing
Title:Director ACNP/CNS Program
Contact Address:10 South 2000 East, Salt Lake City, UT, 84112, USA
Contact Telephone:801-712-9297
Co-Authors:Patricia Berry, PhD, APRN, BC-PCM; Diana Thurston, PhD, APRN
Purpose/Aims: The purpose of this project was to develop an evidence-based clinical guideline for the assessment and management of pain in older adults who have experienced rib fractures following a traumatic event. Background/Rationale: It is expected that over the next decade the population of older adults in the United States will increase dramatically.  As the older adult population increases, the number of older adults involved in traumatic accidents is also expected to climb.  Rib fractures in older adults produce significant pain and lead to increased morbidity and mortality. Effective pain assessment and management is crucial in these patients. Practitioners caring for these adults will need to use an evidence-based approach for the assessment and management of pain in an attempt to provide the best care possible and to limit complications and poor outcomes. Brief Description of Process: This guideline was developed following an extensive literature review in the areas of traumatic injury in older adults, rib fractures, pain assessment, and pain management in older adults. Outcomes Achieved/Documented: The guideline provides an approach for pain assessment and a clinical algorithm for the treatment of pain which includes modalities such as epidural analgesia, paravertebral analgesia, patient-controlled analgesia, and the use of short-acting and long-acting opioids.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleGuideline for the Assessment and Management of Pain in Older Adults With Rib Fracturesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157680-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Guideline for the Assessment and Management of Pain in Older Adults With Rib Fractures</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Winters, Blaine A., DNP, ACNP-BC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Utah, College of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Director ACNP/CNS Program</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">10 South 2000 East, Salt Lake City, UT, 84112, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">801-712-9297</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">blaine.winters@nurs.utah.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Patricia Berry, PhD, APRN, BC-PCM; Diana Thurston, PhD, APRN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose/Aims: The purpose of this project was to develop an evidence-based clinical guideline for the assessment and management of pain in older adults who have experienced rib fractures following a traumatic event. Background/Rationale: It is expected that over the next decade the population of older adults in the United States will increase dramatically.&nbsp; As the older adult population increases, the number of older adults involved in traumatic accidents is also expected to climb.&nbsp; Rib fractures in older adults produce significant pain and lead to increased morbidity and mortality. Effective pain assessment and management is crucial in these patients. Practitioners caring for these adults will need to use an evidence-based approach for the assessment and management of pain in an attempt to provide the best care possible and to limit complications and poor outcomes. Brief Description of Process: This guideline was developed following an extensive literature review in the areas of traumatic injury in older adults, rib fractures, pain assessment, and pain management in older adults. Outcomes Achieved/Documented: The guideline provides an approach for pain assessment and a clinical algorithm for the treatment of pain which includes modalities such as epidural analgesia, paravertebral analgesia, patient-controlled analgesia, and the use of short-acting and long-acting opioids.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:06:06Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:06:06Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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