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Effective postoperative pain management in children after tonsil surgery: barriers and possible solutions

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Project status

In progress 2016 - 2021

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Elisabeth Ericsson

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Tonsil surgery is one of the most common surgical procedures in children worldwide. Although tonsil surgery is associated with health benefits, postoperative recovery can be troublesome and is associated with morbidity, including pain and bleeding risk. Tonsil surgery is mainly performed in outpatient settings, in which the hospitalization is short, with most of the recovery taking place at home. Thus, the postoperative care is transferred to the patient and their caregivers. Significant demands are placed on the child and the caregivers as they engage with an accurate assessment and correct analgesic doses along with non-pharmacological strategies

The project intends to describe postoperative pain and pain management at home after tonsil surgery. The project has a broad approach and includes mapping professionals' routines, register data, and clinical research with patients (children) and their caregiver(s). The findings can inform and assist professionals in improving the support and information provided to families during the process of recovery after tonsil surgery. 

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