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Revista Dor

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Abstract

RONDINELLI, Marcio Curi; ANTUNES, Juliane de Macedo; SAMPAIO, Waleska de Castro  and  SANTOS, Jamila Ferreira Miranda dos. Implementation of pain control program in a traumatology and orthopedics hospital. Case report. Rev. dor [online]. 2016, vol.17, n.2, pp.141-144. ISSN 1806-0013.  http://dx.doi.org/10.5935/1806-0013.20160032.

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES:

Pain is one of the most frequent clinical complaint in daily, ambulatory and hospital practice. Regardless of its cause, it remains undervalued and, as a consequence, without adequate management, resulting in poor control, thus impairing a physical and social rehabilitation proposal. This study aimed at presenting a pain control program and at spreading the real advantages of its implementation.

CASE REPORT:

This is a descriptive study with experience report of a national reference orthopedic surgical hospital exclusively assisting Single Health System patients.

CONCLUSION:

This experience and its results encourage the maintenance of the Pain Control Policy and contribute to reference to other health institutions the benefits of implementing similar programs and policies.

Keywords : Fifth vital sign; Indicators; Pain control program.

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