A qualitative and quantitative needs assessment of pain management for hospitalized orthopedic patients.

@article{Cordts2011AQA,
  title={A qualitative and quantitative needs assessment of pain management for hospitalized orthopedic patients.},
  author={Grace A Cordts and Marian Sue Grant and Lynsey E Brandt and Simon C. Mears},
  journal={Orthopedics},
  year={2011},
  volume={34 8},
  pages={e368-73}
}
Despite advances in pain management, little formal teaching is given to practitioners and nurses in its use for postoperative orthopedic patients. The goal of our study was to determine the educational needs for orthopedic pain management of our residents, nurses, and physical therapists using a quantitative and qualitative assessment. The needs analysis was conducted in a 10-bed orthopedic unit at a teaching hospital and included a survey given to 20 orthopedic residents, 9 nurses, and 6… CONTINUE READING