Smärtbehandling av akut buksmärta: En journalgranskningsstudie
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Analgesia, acute abdominal pain, patient-centered care, nursing.
Background: There are different opinions when it comes to pain management of patients with acute abdominal pain. During the 20th century perceived abdominal pain was considered something necessary to diagnose a patient, the last 30 years highlights the opposite. Nowadays the nurse has the opportunity to influence the patient's experience of pain by creating continuity in treatment and close follow-up and documentation.
Aim: To study the documentation of pain management among patients seeking emergency care for acute abdominal pain and further admitted to a surgical ward.
Method: The study was a retrospective quantitative medical record review. The sample consisted of 47 records. The inclusion criterias were all patients that during March 2014 sought care in the emergency department at Akademiska Sjukhuset for acute abdominal pain, then admitted to the surgical ward. Data has been compiled in figures and tables and presented in text with quotations from medical records.
Results: The results showed differences in the documentation of pain management between the emergency department and the surgical ward. The nurse did more assessments and evaluations of pain on the surgical ward and the measuring instruments used were mainly VAS scale. Pain treatment with opioids were most common. Conclusion: Documentation of pain management deficiency at both the emergency department and surgical ward and healthcare providers work more routinely with the patients rather than individualized. There is need for development and quality improvement at both the emergency department and the surgical ward.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 34 p.
Smärtbehandling, akut buk, buksmärta, personcentrerad vård, vårdkedja.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-253699OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-253699DiVA: diva2:815631
Subject / course
Registered Nurse Programme
Muntlin Athlin, Åsa