Good Practice in Postoperative and Procedural Pain: Spinal Surgery Mobile App
The Good Practice in Postoperative and Procedural Pain: Spinal Surgery mobile app is intended to be used by professionals involved in the acute care of children undergoing pain management after surgery or for painful medical procedures.
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It is designed to provide evidence-based information on the assessment of pain and the efficacy of pain management strategies. The app includes advice on the assessment of pain including evidence levels and grade of recommendation specific to Spinal Surgery. Surgery to correct spinal deformity requires extensive exposure of the spine which may be achieved posteriorly, anteriorly via thoracotomy or thoraco-abdominal approach or by a combined anterior- posterior approach. Postoperative pain can be severe and prolonged, necessitating the use of potent intravenous or neuraxial analgesic techniques for 3 – 5 days postoperatively. The use of intravenous opioid analgesia has not been well studied, however the success of neuraxial techniques in controlling post-operative pain in children has led to an interest in their use for spinal surgery. A GoCanvas account can be specified as being HIPAA compliant.