Home Preparing for Surgery What are the benefits of adequate postoperative pain relief?
What are the benefits of adequate postoperative pain relief? PDF Print E-mail

Obviously the major benefit is to minimize your suffering. Good pain relief can also reduce potential future illness and enable your rapid recovery and early discharge from hospital, which can reduce costs. Some potential short term negative effects of uncontrolled pain include emotional and physical suffering, sleep disturbances which could impact your mood, high blood pressure and tachycardia which could lead to heart problems, immobility which can lead to blood clots in legs or lungs as well as pneumonia, impaired breathing and bowel function such as nausea.

 

Being prepared is imperative so that you understand your responsibility for communicating to your healthcare givers your pain scale. Please ensure that you understand the pain measurement scale your nurse reviews with you prior to your surgery. Let AA of VA help you negate potential negative effects of uncontrolled pain by early intervention.

 

American Anesthesiology Associates of Virginia

1001 Sam Perry Blvd
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 (view map)

 

Office Phone: (540) 741-7614

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