Research Paper | Medicine Science | Albania | Volume 4 Issue 10, October 2015
Post Operative Pain Management in Elderly Patients
Alketa Dervishi | Kiri Zallari 
Abstract: Effective postoperative pain control is an essential component of the care of the surgical patient. This is a prospective hospital based study conducted at the Surgical Ward of the University Hospital Centre Mother Theresa and Lung Diseases Hospital at Tirana, Albania over the period 2013-2014. Postoperative pain management is initiated by a surgeon who operated the patient. A total number of 141 patients were included, 82 (58.2 %) were males and 59 (41.8 %) females. The mean age was 63.4 11.4 years with a range 55-76 years. Based on assessment done at 24 hours, the largest percentage of individuals had a moderate pain during movement, 86 (61 %). position changes or physiotherapy, which was not significantly greater than scores obtained during rest 68 (48.3 %) (p=0.1). The analgesics may be used in combination taking advantage of their synergistic effect so that we optimize pain control to postoperative patients.
Keywords: pain, postoperative, management, analgesia, assessment
Edition: Volume 4 Issue 10, October 2015,
Pages: 20 - 22