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Advanced practice nurse-directed telephone management of acute pain following pediatric spinal fusion surgery. J Spec Pediatr Nurs 2007 Jul;12(3):159-69

Date

06/28/2007

Pubmed ID

17594296

DOI

10.1111/j.1744-6155.2007.00109.x

Abstract

PURPOSE: Children undergoing spinal fusion surgery require sophisticated pain management. This study describes an integrated system of pain management primarily directed by an advanced practice nurse (APN), encompassing both the inpatient and outpatient settings.

DESIGN AND METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted. Pain management and patient education began in the hospital. The APN provided telephone-based follow-up and management after discharge.

RESULTS: An average of four phone calls over 9 days was required per patient. No complications were reported.

PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: Results of this study support the APN telephone management of postoperative pain once children are discharged following extensive surgery.

Author List

Czarnecki ML, Garwood MM, Weisman SJ

Author

Steven J. Weisman MD Professor in the Anesthesiology department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Acute Disease
Adolescent
Aftercare
Analgesics, Opioid
Child
Drug Monitoring
Female
Hospitals, Pediatric
Humans
Male
Nurse Clinicians
Nurse Practitioners
Nurse's Role
Nursing Audit
Nursing Evaluation Research
Pain, Postoperative
Parents
Pediatric Nursing
Retrospective Studies
Severity of Illness Index
Spinal Fusion
Telemedicine
Telephone
Wisconsin
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