Exploring Alternative Pain Management Methods of Registered Nurses in Medical-Surgical and Cardiac Telemetry Units

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308697
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Exploring Alternative Pain Management Methods of Registered Nurses in Medical-Surgical and Cardiac Telemetry Units
Author(s):
Lyon, Maribeth; Byers, Beverly
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Iota Mu
Author Details:
Maribeth Lyon, BSN, mlyon8523@lcu.edu; Beverly Byers, EdD, RN
Abstract:

Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Purpose: Nurses undertreat pain due to performing inadequate pain assessments resulting in decreased patient satisfaction.  Barriers nurses encounter is their own lack of knowledge concerning patients’ pain as well as their own personal beliefs.  Educating nurses to make accurate pain assessment results in better pain management and increased patient satisfaction. The purpose of this project is to teach nurses to follow an algorithm to correctly assess pain and provide knowledge for nurses to critically think in using a pain toolkit. The success of the project is measured through data gathered from patients and nurses.

Methods: This project used a mixed-methods design.  The research questions were 1) Do postoperative patients receive adequate pain control while in a Medical-Surgical & Cardiac Telemetry Unit?  2) Can nurses learn to better assess postoperative patients’ pain and improve patient care by using alternative pain management methods?  A five-point Likert-type questionnaire was developed following a review of the literature.  

Results: Post-surgical patients experience unrelieved pain due to under-treatment. Research shows nurses have significant knowledge deficits resulting in inadequate pain assessments.  From the data gathered on the questionnaire, a teaching strategy was developed including an algorithm protocol to skillfully perform an accurate pain assessment and to utilize alternative management pain methods.

Keywords:
assessment; alternative; pain management
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleExploring Alternative Pain Management Methods of Registered Nurses in Medical-Surgical and Cardiac Telemetry Unitsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLyon, Maribethen_GB
dc.contributor.authorByers, Beverlyen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentIota Muen_GB
dc.author.detailsMaribeth Lyon, BSN, mlyon8523@lcu.edu; Beverly Byers, EdD, RNen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308697-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p><strong>Purpose:</strong> Nurses undertreat pain due to performing inadequate pain assessments resulting in decreased patient satisfaction.  Barriers nurses encounter is their own lack of knowledge concerning patients’ pain as well as their own personal beliefs.  Educating nurses to make accurate pain assessment results in better pain management and increased patient satisfaction. The purpose of this project is to teach nurses to follow an algorithm to correctly assess pain and provide knowledge for nurses to critically think in using a pain toolkit. The success of the project is measured through data gathered from patients and nurses. <p><strong>Methods:</strong> This project used a mixed-methods design.  The research questions were 1) Do postoperative patients receive adequate pain control while in a Medical-Surgical & Cardiac Telemetry Unit?  2) Can nurses learn to better assess postoperative patients’ pain and improve patient care by using alternative pain management methods?  A five-point Likert-type questionnaire was developed following a review of the literature.   <p><strong>Results:</strong> Post-surgical patients experience unrelieved pain due to under-treatment. Research shows nurses have significant knowledge deficits resulting in inadequate pain assessments.  From the data gathered on the questionnaire, a teaching strategy was developed including an algorithm protocol to skillfully perform an accurate pain assessment and to utilize alternative management pain methods.en_GB
dc.subjectassessmenten_GB
dc.subjectalternativeen_GB
dc.subjectpain managementen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:34:53Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:34:53Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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