Despite developments in knowledge of pain control, many patients still experience unnecessary postoperative pain. This article reports on an audit of postoperative pain and its management in one trust. The results led to the development of a new system using standard prescriptions to empower nurses to manage patients' pain.
Krleza, D., Superina, F., & Ferber, D. (1997). The management of postoperative pain. Libri Oncologici. University Hospital for Tumors.