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Enfermería Global

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ASUAR LOPEZ, María Ángeles. Evaluation of pain in surgically operated patients with hernioplasty with outpatient surgery at the University Hospital Santa Maria del Rosell. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2017, vol.16, n.45, pp.438-456.  Epub 01-Ene-2017. ISSN 1695-6141.

Introduction / Objectives

A study was carried out to evaluate the quality of hospital and out-of-hospital pain management during the first 24 hours with the Visual and Verbal Analog Pain Scale (VAS) in major outpatient surgery of patients undergoing hernia repair, Know the most commonly used analgesics and confirm that they have adequate pain control (EVA ≤ 3).

Material and Methods

Observational, longitudinal and descriptive study to assess Acute Post-Operative Pain and analgesics to control pain; Developed in the Anesthesia and Resuscitation Service of the Santa Mª del Rosell University Hospital of Area II of Cartagena during the months of October to December of 2014. The participants were elderly individuals surgically operated on hernioplasty with anesthetic risk according to the American classification system Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) I-II, and III highly selected. Statistical analysis was performed with the SPSS statistical package for Windows version 19.0


70 individuals participated. They reported EVA≤1 80% at resuscitation admission, 98.6% at resuscitation discharge, 82.6% at CMA discharge and E87% at home. All were infiltrated with local anesthetic and the most commonly used analgesics were "non-opiates".


Most individuals during the first 24 postoperative hours reported an EVA ≤ 1 with adequate pain control, with non-opioid analgesics being the most used together with local infiltrations.

Palabras clave : Acute postoperative pain; Visual analogue scale of pain; Major outpatient surgery; Analgesics and anesthetics.

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