The Acute Pain Team at Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust provides support and advice in the management of acute (severe) pain for adult inpatients during their hospital stay.
Our mission statement is;
“To deliver high quality assessable pain management, providing specialist support, care and advice. Promoting education, evidence based practice and standardised practice in clinical areas, giving nurses the knowledge, skills & information to provide effective, safe, compassionate care to prevent and control pain”
All patients undergoing elective surgery will receive verbal and written information regarding their postoperative pain management, including PCA and epidural analgesia, from the pre-assessment nurses. Patients undergoing emergency surgery can discuss their postoperative pain management plan with their anaesthetist.