Turkish Pediatric Nurses' Use of Non-Pharmacological Methods for Postoperative Pain Relief in 6 to 12 Year Old Children

Emine Efe, Derya Özcan, Şevkiye Dikmen, Nuray Altaş
2017 The Open Pain Journal  
Objective: This descriptive study was conducted for the purpose of describing the Turkish pediatric nurses' use of non-pharmacological methods for relieving 6 to 12-year-old children's postoperative pain. Method: This research was conducted with 92 pediatric nurses working at 17 university hospitals located in Turkey. Data were collected using a web based questionnaire and had to be completed electronically. Results: It was determined that the majority of the nurses give information about
more » ... erative observation (79.3%), and postoperative pain (76.1%). In addition, it was determined that they have been encouraging children to ask about misconceptions (69.6%). Conclusion: Based on these results, the Turkish pediatric surgical nurses used versatile non-pharmacological methods in children's postoperative pain relief.
doi:10.2174/1876386301710010056 fatcat:pzgrputzaneobjpcmppdy7dgy4