Chapter 5. Nurse-Led Strategies to Improve Patient Safety in Acute Pain Management

  1. Eloise Carr Associate Dean2,
  2. Mandy Layzell Lecturer Practitioner Advanced Specialist Nurse3 and
  3. Martin Christensen PhD member Senior Lecturer4
  1. Felicia Cox Senior Nurse

Published Online: 21 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318722.ch5

Advancing Nursing Practice in Pain Management

Advancing Nursing Practice in Pain Management

How to Cite

Cox, F. (2010) Nurse-Led Strategies to Improve Patient Safety in Acute Pain Management, in Advancing Nursing Practice in Pain Management (eds E. Carr, M. Layzell and M. Christensen), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444318722.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 2

    School of Health & Social Care, Bournemouth University, UK

  2. 3

    Acute Pain Team, Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, UK

  3. 4

    School of Health & Social Care, Bournemouth House, Bournemouth University, UK

Author Information

  1. Pain Management, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 19 FEB 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405176996

Online ISBN: 9781444318722

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Keywords:

  • nurse-led strategies - improving patient safety in acute pain management;
  • medication-related adverse events (MRAEs);
  • National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) guidance;
  • NHS Trust - as ‘shortcomings in her care’;
  • intravenous opioid PCA;
  • epidural analgesia - local anaesthetic and opioid delivery into epidural space;
  • analgesic medicines and risk;
  • nursing contribution to medicines management;
  • safer epidural storage and administration;
  • senior nurse responsible for cross trust analgesia provision

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Media exposure

  • Injectable medicines

  • Intravenous opioid PCA

  • Epidural analgesia

  • Analgesic medicines and risk

  • Nursing contribution to medicines management

  • New role

  • Blurring of roles

  • Developing the service

  • Oral and PCA analgesia

  • Challenges in implementing the changes in practice

  • Ongoing evaluation and audit

  • Justifying the advanced nursing contribution

  • Conclusions

  • References