Journal article

Difficulties with assessment and management of an infant's distress in the postoperative period: Optimising opportunities for interdisciplinary information-sharing

Carlye Weiner, Sueann Penrose, Elizabeth Manias, Noel Cranswick, Ellie Rosenfeld, Fiona Newall, Allison Williams, Narelle Borrott, Sharon Kinney

SAGE OPEN MEDICAL CASE REPORTS | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2016

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: The importance of accurate paediatric patient assessment is well established but under-utilised in managing postoperative medication regimens. METHODS: Data for this case report were collected through observations of clinical practice, conduct of interviews, and retrieval of information from the medical record. This case report involving a hospitalised 1-year-old boy demonstrates the difficulties associated with assessing and managing postoperative distress, including pain and other clinical conditions related to the surgical procedure. RESULTS: Postoperatively, there were difficulties in managing pain and an episode of over-sedation, occasioning opiate reversal with naloxone. In..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council, Discovery Project Grant


Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This work was supported by an Australian Research Council, Discovery Project Grant (DP130100221).