PAIN MANAGEMENT IN GERIATRIC PATIENTS AND THE ROLE OF THE NURSE
Introduction: The role of the nurse for pain management in geriatric patients is not only for the administration of painkillers prescribed by a doctor. It also includes timely information about it, accurate assessment of its extent, which facilitates the physician's diagnostic actions, rapid intervention and control of the syndrome, in order to achieve the ultimate goal of improving the quality of life of geriatric patients.
Purpose: We set a goal to investigate the opinion of geriatric patients, and if the pain syndrome is positively affected by the nurses in inpatient care.
Materials and methods: The study includes an anonymous survey of 392 patients aged over 65 years who received treatment in the inpatient department.
Results: It was determined that sex factorial signs P<0,01 (χ2 = 10,63) and age P <0,001 (χ2 = 18,29) are expressed according to the management of pain during hospitalization.
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