Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
Print version ISSN 0034-7167
On-line version ISSN 1984-0446
TACLA, Mauren Teresa Grubisich Mendes; HAYASHIDA, Miyeko and LIMA, Regina Aparecida Garcia de. Notes of post-operative pain in children: a retrospective analyses of hospitals from Londrina, PR, Brazil. Rev. bras. enferm. [online]. 2008, vol.61, n.3, pp.289-295. ISSN 0034-7167. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-71672008000300002.
All surgical procedures involve tissue lesions, manipulation of structures and organs, causing pain which can be minimized during the process. The objective of this study is to characterize, retrospectively, the process of managing post-operative pain based on 300 medical records of 280 childre, who underwent surgery in 2004, in 3 hospitals located in Londrina, PR, Brazil. The study revealed that only a few nurses document post-operative pain, and that the majority of the records were made by nursing aides or technicians. The results have shown the need for research on pediatric pain management and the factors affecting them.
Keywords : Pain, post-operative; Child; Pediatric nursing.