Whether you are a nurse or not, you should be aware of how research influences nursing practice. Understanding the impact of research on exercise is essential to ensure your patients receive the best possible care.
During hospitalization, untreated pain can lead to many adverse outcomes, including prolonged hospital stays, poor compliance with treatment, and depression. This is a violation of fundamental human rights. Consequently, pain management is a significant responsibility of every healthcare provider.
The current study examined the impact of a nurse-based pain management program on patient pain experiences. It included a convenience sample of 845 patients admitted to four inpatient units.
Data were collected at baseline and after a six-week educational program. The findings suggest that the educational program triggered nurses’ technical capacity changes and improved pain assessment and treatment. These results could be replicated with other nursing practices.
The educational program included two days of intensive in-service training, take-home reading assignments, and an in-service refresher course four weeks later. It was designed to improve nurses’ knowledge of pain and provide a framework for monitoring patient responses to pain treatments.
The study also examined how the program’s organizational elements impacted patient care delivery practices. Data were collected on the time staff nurses assessed each patient during 24 hours. Specifically, they were asked to rate the pain levels of each patient on a pain log. Using the NRS, they assessed each patient at least ten times. They collaborated with the treating physician to determine the most appropriate pain treatment.
The education component was the study’s most significant contribution to the healthcare community. It demonstrated the potential clinical importance of nurses in pain management. It also showed that a well-designed program could improve pain management, including improved compliance with treatment and decreased pain.
PMEP for surgical nurses could transform how newly registered nurses and nursing students acquire pain management knowledge and practice
Surgical nurses need to be trained to manage acute and chronic pain effectively. However, there is a lack of empirical evidence about effective pain management practices. The present study aims to develop a consensus on the core components of an effective pain management education program (PMEP) for surgical nurses in Thailand.
PMEP is a systematic, multidimensional approach to enhance the ability of nurses to practice across inpatient and outpatient settings. It also incorporates updated, evidence-based policies into clinical practice. In addition, it helps to improve critical thinking and leadership skills. Moreover, it also enhances patient management and health promotion.
PMEP is conducted through various methods, including web-based facilitation, computer-based simulation, and video materials. Research indicates that PMEPs can promote collaboration between healthcare professionals and patients in multidisciplinary team projects.
Several studies have highlighted the need for nurses to have adequate knowledge of pain management. Insufficient pain management knowledge is one of the main reasons why surgical nurses are not equipped to manage postoperative pain effectively. Hence, a PMEP program is crucial to help them acquire the necessary knowledge and skills.
The current study used a three-round Delphi method to identify the main components of an effective pain management education program. Experts reached a consensus on the core elements of PMEP for nurses.
The study sample consisted of 40 expert participants. They worked in various areas, including hospitals, health centers, nursing schools, and lecturers. They were required to have at least six months of experience working in an intensive care unit. They were selected for the study based on their academic qualifications and nursing experience. They were assured of anonymity and confidentiality.
Computer-based simulations facilitate the learning experience of nursing students acquiring pain management knowledge and practice.
LVNs are responsible for providing individualized, goal-directed nursing care. Using a systematic problem-solving process, LVNs work together with other healthcare team members to deliver patient-centered care. They may collaborate with other healthcare professionals, such as pharmacists and physicians.
Aside from delivering safe patient care, an LVN must aspire to be an effective team player while avoiding any missteps that could lead to a bad outcome for the patient. For example, a nurse must avoid interfering with law enforcement personnel. The LVN needs to keep a patient’s mind at ease and prevent injury or loss of life. The nurse must also consider what is best for the patient and the organization.
An LVN’s best bet is to adhere to the latest ADAPT guidelines for pain management. These guidelines are designed to improve the quality of patient care while reducing patient discomfort. Aside from these guidelines, nurses must also adhere to best practice standards for preventing and reducing medication errors. These guidelines can be found at the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. In addition, nurses should make the most of their time on duty by ensuring their colleagues are adhering to the rules and avoiding potential conflicts of interest.
The best way to implement these best practices is to make sure all healthcare team members understand the need for teamwork. This can be done by involving everyone in the decision-making process and having everyone share the responsibility for the patient’s safety and well-being. A small gesture like this can go a long way toward building trust and respect.
Rounding program to educate staff nurses and nurse leaders in patient goal-oriented pain management
During hospitalization, many patients experience pain. The objective of this study was to assess the effects of a Rounding program to educate staff nurses and nurse leaders in patient goal-oriented pain management on patient satisfaction and quality of care. The program consisted of a rounding routine, in-service education, and practice.
The rounding routine is structured in which the clinical nurse checks on the patient hourly to ensure their fundamental needs are met. The rounding process enables the patient to express concerns or ask for help. The rounding program has several benefits, including improved patient safety and increased patient satisfaction.
The educational program helped nurses to develop knowledge about pain, improve their attitude towards pain and improve their ability to monitor and respond to patient responses. Several studies have shown that the program positively influences how nurses treat patients with pain.
The program was also designed to enhance nurses’ technical capacity. For instance, it was found that using “by the clock” analgesics (regular analgesics administered at fixed intervals) was reduced.
The program was based on the World Health Organization guidelines and the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health. The program was implemented in a university hospital. The program involved the introduction of an intensive in-service nursing education curriculum and the rounding routine.
The program also improved patient communication of medication information and discharge instructions. Among patients exposed to the program, the average pain intensity in the previous 24 hours was reduced by a significant amount. The program also led to a reduction in the number of call light presses.
PMEP for surgical nurses may influence hospitalized patients’ experience of pain
Surgical nurses can benefit from a pain management education program (PMEP). These programs can improve patients’ experiences and enhance new nurses’ skills. They can also impact patient outcomes, such as increased satisfaction and decreased length of stay.
MEPs focus on issues associated with postoperative pain. They are designed to enhance nursing practice and critical thinking and engage other healthcare providers in improving the quality of care. They include computer-based simulation tools that illustrate using a chosen invention to manage pain effectively. They also promote health promotion and leadership skills.
MEPs are conducted in the United States and are designed to increase qualified nurses’ knowledge. They are based on the WHO pain ladder and involve tasks that assess patients’ pain. They can be evaluated using a mixed-methods research design approach.
In this study, we evaluated the influence of a nurse-based pain management program on hospitalized patients’ experience of pain. The results showed that nurses who participated in a PMEP were more likely to be engaged in managing their patients’ pain. In addition, their attitudes toward pain management improved.
Data were collected at baseline and six weeks after the pain management educational program was completed. Pain intensity was measured using four scores: 0 – no pain; 1 – mild pain; 2 – moderate pain; 3 – severe pain. Power was also calculated for pain that was present at the time of the interview (“right now”) and average pain over the previous 24 hours.
Various studies have been conducted to measure the effect of nurses’ practice on pain management. A few of these studies have been carried out in the UAE. This study focused on a convenience sample of 200 nurses working in government hospitals in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Betty Ferrell developed the knowledge and attitudes survey regarding pain (KASP), a standardized self-administered instrument. It consisted of 39 questions.
The results indicated that nurses had an improved knowledge about pain and increased self-confidence in pain management. They also found that interacting with their patients helped to make better decisions. They described developing a personal relationship with palliative care patients.
A second survey was performed after the educational program to gauge how much the program contributed to improving pain management. This survey measured the changes in pain intensity over the last 24 hours.
Although several factors contribute to poor pain management, the study’s results suggest that the educational component of the nurse-based pain management program was an effective pain management intervention. This may have been due to increased attention to the patient’s pain management needs from nurses.
The program’s education component improved nurses’ knowledge of pain and the ability to assess and monitor patients’ responses to pain. In addition, it prompted some nurses to implement nonpharmacological pain management therapies. However, more was needed to ensure patient compliance.