Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) Mobile App
The Good Practice in Postoperative and Procedural Pain: Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) 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.
How does it work?
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 Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs). NSAIDs are effective for the treatment of mild or moderate pain in children. In addition to analgesia they have anti-inflammatory and anti-pyretic effects. They are opioid sparing. The combination of NSAIDs and paracetamol produces better analgesia than either drug alone. Their mechanism of action is the inhibition of cyclo-oxygenase (COX) activity, thereby blocking the synthesis of prostaglandins and thromboxane. Aspirin, a related compound, is not used in children because of the potential to cause Reye’s syndrome. A GoCanvas account can be specified as being HIPAA compliant.