By Sarah Lee Triage nurses have an important role to play in the care of patients with chronic pain.
Their role is to assist patients in managing their pain with physical therapy, acupuncture, massage, and other therapies.
As part of their duties, they can also administer sedatives and analgesics.
While this can help relieve some of the pain, it is important to understand the importance of proper diet and exercise and their impact on your overall health.
In a study, published in the British Journal of General Practice in March 2018, researchers from the University of Queensland and the Queensland Institute of Health and Welfare (QAIWH) investigated the impact of triage nurses on patient care.
They found that they were able to reduce overall hospitalisation by almost a quarter in those with chronic or severe pain compared to those with normal levels of care.
Their results also revealed that triage patients were more likely to receive physiotherapy and acupuncture, and less likely to need additional care.
There were also more patients who received sedatives compared to patients with no pain.
This could be because of the high levels of pain they were experiencing.
This may be why some of their colleagues reported that they did not feel comfortable working with patients who had pain.
A recent review in the Journal of Pain Management found that triaging patients were a cost-effective way to manage pain, but it also found that there was no evidence that they improved patient outcomes or outcomes in the general population.
However, in some cases, triage is necessary, and it is recommended by the American Pain Society.
The authors of the recent review recommended that the triage role is essential for the prevention of chronic pain and the management of pain.
“In many situations, the best way to address chronic pain is to use the triaging model, as recommended by a recent systematic review and the American Academy of Pain Medicine,” they wrote.
The paper by the Queensland researchers and the Australian researchers involved in the study, which was conducted in Queensland, examined the relationship between triage, patients’ quality of care and outcomes.
The research found that the use of triaging was associated with improved patient quality of health, lower levels of acute pain, and fewer admissions to hospital for acute pain.
The Queensland researchers also found a reduced risk of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), and reduced rates of COVID-19-related morbidity and mortality.
They also noted that triagers reported less stress and depression.
“These are important findings because they support the need for further research into the benefits and harms of triages and the relationship they have with patient outcomes,” said Dr Sarah Lee, from the Queensland University of Technology’s School of Nursing.
“This review of triaged care has identified some promising findings in terms of patient health, but also the risks of triagers.
We need to learn more about these risks, and how we can best minimise them.”
She added: “It is important for people to understand that triages are not an end-all solution to the pain associated with chronic conditions, but rather, they are a critical component of pain management that can be used to reduce acute and long-term pain.”
While some may feel comfortable with the concept of trialing patients, the findings from this study indicate that patients who use triage do not have lower quality of patient care, and may also have lower levels.
This is important because it is not only about providing pain management and physiotherapy, but is also about providing appropriate care.
“Read more about pain care and health care: The Australian Medical Association, Australian College of Surgeons, Australian Academy of Occupational Therapists, Australian Society of Anaesthesiologists, Australian Association of Pain Specialists, Commonwealth of Australia, Australian Institute of Pain, Australian Pain Society, Australian Medical Council, Australian National Pain Council, National Pain Society of Australia and the Royal College of Anaesthetists.