Hong Kong Med J 2006;12(Suppl 1):S31-4
The knowledge and perceptions of nurses and interns regarding acute pain and postoperative pain control
R Fielding, MG Irwin
Department of Community Medicine and Unit for Behavioural Sciences, The University of Hong Kong
1. Formalise pain assessment and require updates on pain control education for all nurses and interns.
2. Provide patients with preoperative information pamphlets explaining pain control.
3. Introduce a rigorous policy for assessment and documentation of pain as the basis for good postoperative care.
4. Assess patient knowledge and perceptions of postoperative pain and analgesia and correct as necessary.
5. Rigorously assess the implementation of pain management policies.