Journal of Pain Management & Medicine

Journal of Pain Management & Medicine
Open Access

ISSN: 2684-1320

+44 1202068036

Lyon J

Lyon J
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy,

  • Mini Review
    The Effectiveness of Opioid Therapy for Breakthrough Pain Management in the Acute Rehabilitation Setting
    Author(s): Simpkins S, Gilmer H and Lyon JSimpkins S, Gilmer H and Lyon J

    This retrospective review of patients at the MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital analyzed patient health records to determine if immediate release opioid pain medications were being administered effectively for breakthrough pain management with this patient population. The Cerner PowerChart system was utilized to identify 77 patients that had received immediate release opioid medication to treat breakthrough pain. Orthopedic rehabilitation patients were identified as the primary users of opioid breakthrough pain medication doses at the facility (47%). When all breakthrough pain patients were examined, it was determined that the immediate release opioids being administered were significantly effective in treating patient pain with 88.8% of the doses achieving at least a 27.3% reduction in perceived patient pain on an 11-point numeric rating scale. Additionally, it was determined t.. Read More»

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