Postoperative pain management in ambulatory surgery

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dc.contributor.advisor Ali, Nagia S. Olynger, Christine M. en_US 2011-06-09T15:35:24Z 2011-06-09T15:35:24Z 2009 en_US 2009
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study were to determine whether the type and amount of narcotic administered in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) are associated with the length of stay and the postoperative pain level and intensity, as reported by the patient at the time of discharge to home for patients who have undergone a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Data will be compiled in a retrospective chart review, and statistical analysis of the data will be evaluated to determine if patients are being discharged to home without meeting same day surgery discharge criteria. The chart review will compare type and amount of narcotic administered in PACU and ambulatory surgical unit (ASU) following surgery, as well as, the pain level and intensity using measurable variables from the different selected groups of the study.
dc.description.sponsorship School of Nursing
dc.format.extent 115 p. : digital, PDF file. en_US
dc.source CardinalScholar 1.0 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Postoperative pain -- Treatment. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Ambulatory surgery.
dc.subject.lcsh Gallbladder -- Diseases -- Patients.
dc.subject.lcsh Cholecystectomy.
dc.title Postoperative pain management in ambulatory surgery en_US
dc.title.alternative Narcotics and length of stay en_US
dc.type Research paper (M.S.), 3 hrs. en_US Thesis (M.S.) en_US
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