It is no secret that an anesthesia and good pain management play a vital role in the successful treatment and rehabilitation of patients. The anaesthetist requires to carefully coordinating with all the other departments to ensure that every patient receives the best possible care before, during and after surgery.
Dr. Rowan Molnar who is currently Head of Discipline, Anaesthesia at the University of Tasmania Clinical School Launceston campus in Australia, and faculty member at Harvard Macy Institute (USA), says that around the clock pain management service is essential to ensure that patients are as comfortable especially in the postoperative period. For the most part, research indicates that the using post-operative analgesics based on a patients’ demands is insufficient. It is also important to identify patients at risk of experiencing pain in the post operative stage much before in order to allow for better pain management.
Specialist anaesthetists like Dr. Molnar play a major role in helping post surgical patients receive the best possible pain management which they feel is an integral part in the administration of anaesthesia. There are several risks that could result from untreated surgical pain. This includes hypertension and tachycardia, to name a few. This is why pain management in the post operative stage is one of the most important criteria of discharge in most cases. Along with it comes the need to educate patients on unrelieved pain especially in day care procedures, which have posed new challenges for post-operative pain management. Advancements in technology related to drugs and their administration have changed the way healthcare providers are able to treat and manage post surgical pain.