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An exploratory study of patient preferences for pain management during intravenous insertion: maybe we should sweat the small stuff.
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PMID:  23886287     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The purpose of this exploratory study was to add to the body of knowledge about patient preferences for pain management during intravenous (IV) insertion. A convenience sample of 30 patients who were scheduled to undergo surgical or nonsurgical procedures requiring an IV catheter were given a choice among intradermal lidocaine, guided imagery, or no pain control strategy. Only four participants chose no pain management strategy, the traditional standard of care. Most (86.6%) desired a pain control strategy. Mean pain ratings on IV insertion were very low for all the three groups, although pain was significantly lower in the intradermal lidocaine group. This study illustrates that patients have preferences for pain control during IV insertion and believe that they should be involved in decisions about pain management.
Francesca C Levitt; Mary Ziemba-Davis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of perianesthesia nursing : official journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses / American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1532-8473     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Perianesth. Nurs.     Publication Date:  2013 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-07-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9610507     Medline TA:  J Perianesth Nurs     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  223-32     Citation Subset:  N    
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Copyright © 2013 American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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