Pain relief after tonsillectomy

Pain relief after tonsillectomy

Researching Postoperative Tonsillectomy Pain Management with OxyNorm in Children

Dr Courtney has recently completed research on pain management.  Along with his colleagues their article was published in 2015 in the International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology with the full reference below.

Dr Courtney and his team evaluated postoperative tonsillectomy pain management, where an information sheet on OxyNorm was included with a standard postoperative information versus the situation where only the standard postoperative information was given.  It was discovered that a postoperative analgesia information sheet provides for a higher satisfaction and knowledge for parents and children. Patients with the information sheet had improved postoperative pain control, most significantly at day 5.  Parent’s assessment of pain control was also superior, particularly at day 3 and day 7.

The primary recommendation to come out of the study was that a postoperative information sheet on analgesia be given to all parents to provide for improved analgesia control and safe management of children in the postoperative period.  All of Dr Courtney’s postoperative tonsillectomy patients now receive an OxyNorm analgesia information sheet.

Lucas Bailey, Jing Sun, Mark Courtney, Paul Murphy  Improving postoperative tonsillectomy pain management in children – A double blinded randomized control trial of a patient analgesia information sheet. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 79 (2015) 732-739

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