Use of three evidence-based postoperative pain assessment practices by registered nurses.

@article{Carlson2009UseOT,
  title={Use of three evidence-based postoperative pain assessment practices by registered nurses.},
  author={Cathy L Carlson},
  journal={Pain management nursing : official journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses},
  year={2009},
  volume={10 4},
  pages={174-87}
}
To provide optimal postoperative pain relief, nursing practice should be based on the best evidence available. For over 20 years, results of studies regarding nurses' use of evidence-based practices, including postoperative pain assessment practices, have shown that nurses use the practices inconsistently. The present cross-sectional survey study was conducted to: 1) determine the extent to which registered nurses caring for postoperative patients experiencing pain used three evidence-based… CONTINUE READING
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