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Archive November 2008 IX, No. 11

Pain Pumps to the Rescue

Adding continuous nerve blocks to your post-op pain management protocol can get your patients walking down the road to recovery sooner.

Dori Kerner, PT


Kathy Hughes, RN


Our mission: To discharge total-knee patients to home instead of to a rehabilitation facility. The result: Patients that often lost days of recovery from such opioid-induced side effects as nausea, confusion and low energy levels are now walking down the road to recovery sooner and with more confidence. Secret to our success: Using pain pumps to administer continuous femoral nerve blocks.

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