Good Practice in Postoperative and Procedural Pain: Thoracotomy Mobile App
The Good Practice in Postoperative and Procedural Pain: Thoracotomy 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 Thoracotomy. Access to the lungs, pleura and intrathoracic structures is obtained by an intercostals incision and separation and retraction of the ribs. Typical procedures include ligation of PDA (patent ductus arteriosus), resection of aortic co-arctation, lung biopsy or partial resection, pneumonectomy, repair of tracheoesphageal fistula. Considerable pain can be expected following classical thoracotomy incision. Recently VATS (video assisted thoracoscopic surgery) a minimally invasive technique has been used for some relatively minor thoracic procedures e.g. lung biopsy or smaller lung resections. A GoCanvas account can be specified as being HIPAA compliant.