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Document Type: Artigo
Title: Knowledge of doctors and nurses on pain in patients undergoing craniotomy
Other Titles: Conhecimento de médicos e enfermeiros sobre dor em pacientes submetidos à craniotomia
Conocimiento de médicos y enfermeros sobre dolor en pacientes sometidos a la craniotomia
Authors: Ribeiro, Maria do Carmo de Oliveira
Pereira, Carlos Umberto
Sallum, Ana Maria Calil
Alves, José Antonio Barreto
Albuquerque, Marcelly Freitas
Fujishima, Paula Akemi
Issue Date: Dec-2012
Abstract: The study objectives were to characterize the profile of the doctors and nurses caring for patients in the craniotomy postoperative period, checking pain assessment methods and to identify the existence of analgesia protocols. Cross-sectional and analytical study. The casuistry is constituted of 30 doctors and 30 nurses. The results revealed that 83.3 % of the nurses were female, 63.3% knew pain scales, and 16.6% said that analgesia protocols exist. Regarding doctors 60% were male, 70% knew the pain scales, 3.3% had specialization in pain treatment, 13.3% they stated that there are analgesia protocols. The ignorance on the part of doctors and nurses about the assessment scales and pain assessment methods reveals the need for the creation of institutional policies on controlling pain, the use of instruments for the measurement of the pain phenomenon and analgesia protocols in the institution.
Keywords: Medicina
Pain measurement
ISSN: 1518-8345
Publisher / Institution : Escola de Enfermagem de Ribeirão Preto - Universidade de São Paulo
Citation: RIBEIRO, M. do C. de O. R. et al. Knowledge of doctors and nurses on pain in patients undergoing craniotomy. Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem, Ribeirão Preto, v. 20, n. 6, nov./dez. 2012. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: 10 mar. 2017.
License: Creative Commons Atribuição-NãoComercial 4.0 Internacional
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