Actions to improve documented pain assessment in adult patients with injury to the upper extremities at the Emergency Department A cross-sectional study

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dc.contributor.author Sturesson, L.
dc.contributor.author Lindstrom, V.
dc.contributor.author Castren, M.
dc.contributor.author Niemi-Murola, L.
dc.contributor.author Falk, A. -C.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-14T09:52:36Z
dc.date.available 2021-12-17T18:47:40Z
dc.date.issued 2016-03
dc.identifier.citation Sturesson , L , Lindstrom , V , Castren , M , Niemi-Murola , L & Falk , A -C 2016 , ' Actions to improve documented pain assessment in adult patients with injury to the upper extremities at the Emergency Department A cross-sectional study ' , International Emergency Nursing , vol. 25 , pp. 3-6 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ienj.2015.06.006
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dc.identifier.other Scopus: 84960109763
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0003-1214-6747/work/30012482
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/223936
dc.description.abstract Background: Pain is one of the most common symptoms in the Emergency Department (ED) and is the cause of more than half of the visits to the ED. Several attempts to improve pain management have been done by using, for example, standards/guidelines and education. To our knowledge no one has investigated if and how different actions over a longitudinal period affect the frequency of pain documentation in the ED. Therefore the aim of this study was to describe the frequency of documented pain assessments in the ED. Method: A cross-sectional study during 2006-2012 was conducted. The care of patients with wrist/arm fractures or soft tissue injuries on upper extremities was evaluated. Result: Despite various actions our result shows that mandatory pain assessment in the patient's computerized medical record was the only successful intervention to improve the frequencies of documentation of pain assessment during care in the ED. During the study period, no documentation of reassessment of pain was found despite the fact that all patients received pain medication. Conclusion: To succeed in increasing the frequency of documented pain assessment, mandatory pain rating is a successful action. However, the re-evaluation of documented pain assessment was nonexisting. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof International Emergency Nursing
dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Emergency care
dc.subject Acute pain
dc.subject Pain management
dc.subject Pain assessments
dc.subject Guidelines
dc.subject Evidence based care
dc.subject Documentation
dc.subject MANAGEMENT
dc.subject OLIGOANALGESIA
dc.subject INTERVENTIONS
dc.subject ANALGESIA
dc.subject FRACTURES
dc.subject MEDICINE
dc.subject AUDIT
dc.subject TIME
dc.subject CARE
dc.subject 3126 Surgery, anesthesiology, intensive care, radiology
dc.title Actions to improve documented pain assessment in adult patients with injury to the upper extremities at the Emergency Department A cross-sectional study en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Clinicum
dc.contributor.organization Department of Diagnostics and Therapeutics
dc.contributor.organization Anestesiologian yksikkö
dc.contributor.organization Teachers' Academy
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ienj.2015.06.006
dc.relation.issn 1755-599X
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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