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Mod Care J 2011, 8(1): 38-44 Back to browse issues page
Nurses opinions toward the Consumption of Morphine for patient’s pain relief
T Pourghaznein , H Sabeghi , T Reihani
Mashhad University of Medical Sciences , pourghazneint@mums.ac.ir
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  Background and Aim: Pain is one of the most common symptoms in various diseases. Morphine is usually used as a pain killer, which is very valuable in relieving the pain of patients who suffer from severe pain. However nurses fear of the side effects of morphine, act as an obstacle to its usage in relieving pain. So this study was performed to detect the nurses’ opinions toward the use of morphine for patient’s pain relief.

  Materials and Methods: A descriptive design was used and 85 nurses who were employed in medical and surgical wards of Imam Reza, Ghaem and 17 Shahrivar hospitals in Mashhad, participated in this study. Data was collected by demographic information form, and McCoffery questionnaire that measures nurses opinions toward the amount time and side effects of morphine consumption.

  Results: %47of participants believed that the more amount of morphine is, the more pain relief would exist. %73 of nurses believed that prescribing opioids as PRN is more effective than their prescription in a specific hours. Only %5.9 0f nurses reports that bradypnea may occur in less than one percent of patients who get morphine.

  Conclusion : We suggest that it is necessary to setup workshops up-to-date nurses information about the properly use of morphine in relieving patients’ pain.

Keywords: Morphine, Analgesics, Analgesics Opioid, Pain, Antipain, Nurses
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Type of Study: Systematic Review |
Received: 2012/09/24 | Accepted: 2012/09/24
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Pourghaznein T, Sabeghi H, Reihani T. Nurses opinions toward the Consumption of Morphine for patient’s pain relief. Mod Care J. 2011; 8 (1) :38-44
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