Turkish Pediatric Nurses’ Use of Non-Pharmacological Methods for Postoperative Pain Relief in 6 to 12 Year Old Children
Emine Efe1, *, Derya Özcan2, Şevkiye Dikmen2, Nuray Altaş2
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2017
First Page: 56
Last Page: 64
Publisher Id: TOPAINJ-10-56
Article History:Received Date: 22/12/2016
Revision Received Date: 11/04/2017
Acceptance Date: 25/05/2017
Electronic publication date: 31/07/2017
Collection year: 2017
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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.
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.
It was determined that the majority of the nurses give information about postoperative 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%).
Based on these results, the Turkish pediatric surgical nurses used versatile non-pharmacological methods in children’s postoperative pain relief.