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Margaret SeveranceFollow

Start Date

18-8-2017 10:00 AM

End Date

18-8-2017 11:30 AM

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Abstract

Background: There is much evidence that portrays the lack of satisfactory pain control in post-operative care. Acupuncture has been shown to be effective in the clinical setting for pain management and control and its therapeutic indications are well recognized by WHO. A multimodal approach to post-op pain care can provide non-opioid pain, and anti-emetic relief.

Objectives: The aim of the integrative literature review was to determine whether acupuncture provides efficient pain management in post-operative care.

Method: This study is an integrative literature review, in which an intensive review of literature was analyzed to seek evidence that acupuncture for pain control can be used efficiently in the post-operative setting. The literature search used the following databases: CINAHL Complete, PubMed, and Academic Search Complete. The terms that were searched included: post-op, acupuncture, pain control, analgesia, opioid, and surgical.

Results: The results of the integrative review are forthcoming, and verify the importance for health care providers to look at non-opioid pain control, specifically using acupuncture in the postoperative setting.

Conclusion: The studies reviewed have conclusively resulted in a positive evaluation of acupuncture treatment in the post-operative management of pain. More controlled studies are necessary to create a better understanding of the benefits of acupuncture in the post-operative setting.

Keywords: Acupuncture, pain management, post-op, analgesia, post-surgical pain, opioids.

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Aug 18th, 10:00 AM Aug 18th, 11:30 AM

Acupuncture as an Effective Method for Pain Management in Post-Op Care

Abstract

Background: There is much evidence that portrays the lack of satisfactory pain control in post-operative care. Acupuncture has been shown to be effective in the clinical setting for pain management and control and its therapeutic indications are well recognized by WHO. A multimodal approach to post-op pain care can provide non-opioid pain, and anti-emetic relief.

Objectives: The aim of the integrative literature review was to determine whether acupuncture provides efficient pain management in post-operative care.

Method: This study is an integrative literature review, in which an intensive review of literature was analyzed to seek evidence that acupuncture for pain control can be used efficiently in the post-operative setting. The literature search used the following databases: CINAHL Complete, PubMed, and Academic Search Complete. The terms that were searched included: post-op, acupuncture, pain control, analgesia, opioid, and surgical.

Results: The results of the integrative review are forthcoming, and verify the importance for health care providers to look at non-opioid pain control, specifically using acupuncture in the postoperative setting.

Conclusion: The studies reviewed have conclusively resulted in a positive evaluation of acupuncture treatment in the post-operative management of pain. More controlled studies are necessary to create a better understanding of the benefits of acupuncture in the post-operative setting.

Keywords: Acupuncture, pain management, post-op, analgesia, post-surgical pain, opioids.