A STUDY ON COMPLIANCE OF PAIN MANAGEMENT IN PATIENTS BASED ON THE STANDARD PROTOCOL
Sethu Sugathan*, Sophiya T. Varghese, Deepa Poulose, Annamol Joseph, Jenimol Joseph, Chinnu K. Antony, K. Menaka and T. Sivakumar
Pain as an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage. Assessment of cause of pain is essential, as false assessment can lead to treatment failure. This study analyse the compliance of pain management in patients with standard protocol of the hospital and also evaluate the effectiveness of pain management in patients. A total of 100 cases were assessed over duration of 3 months. Postoperative patients were included and LSCS cases were excluded. The compliance of pain management was assessed based on National Accreditation Board for Hospital and Healthcare providers (NABH) standards. The study results shows that many factors that contribute to the non-compliance of pain management in that inappropriate use of analgesics was the major one. An overall Compliance of pain management was observed in 68 cases and non-compliance in 32 cases. This study concludes that the accurate assessment of pain score to the relevant patients and the rational use of analgesics according to the standard Analgesic ladder may contribute to a maximum compliance to the pain management.
Keywords: Post - operative pain, Compliance, Pain score, Analgesics.
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