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dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Suzanne
dc.contributor.authorHolzhauser, Kerri
dc.contributor.authorBonney, Donna
dc.contributor.authorBurmeister, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.authorGilhotra, Yuri
dc.contributor.authorOliver, Randall
dc.contributor.authorGordon, Kerry
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T16:13:54Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T16:13:54Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.date.modified2013-03-25T22:56:48Z
dc.identifier.issn15746267
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.aenj.2012.04.003
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/49840
dc.description.abstractBackground In 2007, the Mater Children's Hospital Emergency Department participated in the Emergency Care Pain Management Initiative funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council National Institute of Clinical Studies (NHMRC - NICS). The findings of this NHMRC - NICS research across eleven paediatric emergency departments highlighted deficits in pain management of abdominal pain. Specifically pain assessment, timeliness of analgesia, and pain management guidelines were found to be lacking. Methods In response to the NICS report local practice was reviewed and a pilot research project undertaken to develop a clinical guideline for the pain management of abdominal pain in children presenting to the emergency department. The guideline was developed by an expert panel and trialled using a pre and post intervention design. Results The results demonstrated improved compliance to assessment and documentation of pain scores and assimilation of the best practice principles recommended in the guideline. Conclusions This project raised local awareness in the pain management of abdominal pain and provides baseline information for future improvement. The guideline has been trialled in the clinical setting of paediatric emergency and has the potential to improve pain management practices in children presenting to the emergency department with abdominal pain
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.publisher.placeNetherlands
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom133
dc.relation.ispartofpageto147
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralasian Emergency Nursing Journal
dc.relation.ispartofvolume15
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111003
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1110
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.titleImproving pain management of abdominal pain in children presenting to the paediatric emergency department: A pre–post interventional study
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.date.issued2012
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorHolzhauser, Kerri


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