Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/613226
Title:
PAIN ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT IN PEDIATRIC ONCOLOGY PATIENTS
Author:
LATHROP, EMMA BRIDGET
Issue Date:
2016
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The purpose of this honors thesis is to propose an evidence based best practice protocol for pain assessment and pain management in pediatric oncology patients. Pain is one of the most distressing aspects of treatment of cancer. Many pediatric oncology patients’ pain is undertreated or not treated as effectively as possible. The protocol presented was created to improve the quality of care and reduce the amount of pain experienced in this patient population. A literature review was performed on 11 studies retrieved from PubMed and CINHAL databases related to pain assessment, pharmacological pain management, and non-pharmacological alternative therapies for pain management. The evidence based recommendations for pain assessment were to use the Wong-Baker FACES® Pain Scale, FLACC scale, PQRST scale and Brief Pain survey depending on the age and developmental level of the patient. The pharmacological pain management was recommended for nurses to properly administer scheduled analgesia and administer pain medication per request. The recommended alternative therapies for pain management included are meditation, music therapy, massage therapy, and hypnosis. Evaluation of pain management will be performed by the patients and nurses’ assessment of the effectiveness of the pain management interventions.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.S.N.
Degree Level:
Bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Moore, Ida M. (Ki)

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titlePAIN ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT IN PEDIATRIC ONCOLOGY PATIENTSen_US
dc.creatorLATHROP, EMMA BRIDGETen
dc.contributor.authorLATHROP, EMMA BRIDGETen
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this honors thesis is to propose an evidence based best practice protocol for pain assessment and pain management in pediatric oncology patients. Pain is one of the most distressing aspects of treatment of cancer. Many pediatric oncology patients’ pain is undertreated or not treated as effectively as possible. The protocol presented was created to improve the quality of care and reduce the amount of pain experienced in this patient population. A literature review was performed on 11 studies retrieved from PubMed and CINHAL databases related to pain assessment, pharmacological pain management, and non-pharmacological alternative therapies for pain management. The evidence based recommendations for pain assessment were to use the Wong-Baker FACES® Pain Scale, FLACC scale, PQRST scale and Brief Pain survey depending on the age and developmental level of the patient. The pharmacological pain management was recommended for nurses to properly administer scheduled analgesia and administer pain medication per request. The recommended alternative therapies for pain management included are meditation, music therapy, massage therapy, and hypnosis. Evaluation of pain management will be performed by the patients and nurses’ assessment of the effectiveness of the pain management interventions.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
thesis.degree.nameB.S.N.en
thesis.degree.levelBachelorsen
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorMoore, Ida M. (Ki)en
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