Journal article

Pain Management Practice and Guidelines in Jordanian Pediatric Intensive Care Units

Ahmad Ismail, Paula Forgeron, Viola Polomeno, Huda Gharaibeh, Denise Harrison

Pain Management Nursing | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2018

Abstract

Limited knowledge exists of current pain management practices and supporting guidelines in Jordanian pediatric intensive care units. To determine the current pain management practices and the availability and content of practice guidelines in Jordanian pediatric intensive care units, we conducted a cross-sectional and multisite survey of four pediatric intensive care units in Jordan. A questionnaire was developed and orally administered over the phone or in person to head nurses or their nominees to capture pain management practices and the existence and content of guidelines. All units had written pain management guidelines that included pain assessment, documentation, and management. All f..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank Allen Finley, M.D., F.R. C.P.C., F.A.A.P., Centre for Pediatric Pain Research, IWK Health Centre; Sharon Kinney, Nurse Consultant Research, The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne, Australia; Margot Thomas, R.N., Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute Inc.; Mahmoud Alshalabi, R.N.,King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; and Ghalib Hashim, R.N., King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for their help in development and validation of the survey for this study. We also thank Amer Aridah, R.N., King Hussein Cancer Center, Jordan, for his support in the data collection procedure in King Hussein Cancer Centre. Finally, we acknowledge the Canadian Pain Society for their financial support that enabled the principal investigator to present the findings of this study at the Canadian Pain Society Scientific Meeting in Vancouver, May 2016.