Acute pain service in Ukraine: today’s experience and perspectives
Keywords:післяопераційний біль, служба гострого болю
Today, 30 to 75 % of patients suffer from severe postoperative pain syndrome after surgery. Organization of acute pain service (APS) increases the efficacy and safety of pain management, and is standard medical practice in many countries. The main APS functions are staff and patients education in terms of pain management, regular monitoring of patients, standardization and improing analgesia techniques, interaction with other clinical departments and participation in scientific investigation. Introduction of APS in two Ukrainian hospitals reduced the number of patients with severe pain, postoperative complications incidence, led to spreading of regional analgesia techniques, increase in education quality of patients and personnel in matters of pain management.
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