As someone on the front line of patient care, I know one thing to be absolutely true: left unchecked, the stress nurses face on a daily basis in providing care for others can severely impair their mental and physical well-being.
For many years, effectively managing post-surgical pain for patients has taken the form of a prescription for an opioid. The dose and the duration are based on general dosing guidelines, clinical outcome data and patient feedback about their pain.
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