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Background and objectives

Postoperative pain is not only an unpleasant sensory experience but carries the risk of a number of potentially dangerous consequences. Severe pain can delay postoperative mobilisation and prolong rehabilitation. Postoperative pain increases endocrine stress reactions and has negative effects on wound healing. There is strong evidence that severe postoperative pain leads to chronic pain. For this reason, resolving pain according to state of the art standards should be a moral obligation for every healthcare provider.

Unfortunately, the quality outcome of postoperative pain therapy is far from being optimal in the clinical day-to-day business and is described: "as ineffective, inadequate and without the necessary organizational and scientific background" (Neugebauer 1998).

As pain therapy is not a particularly complex medical problem, the reason for this negative outcome is likely to be caused by the numerous non-medical obstacles that prevent an efficient implementation of pain therapy.

"Thus it appears that the solution of the problems of postoperative pain management lies not so much in the development of new techniques but in development of an organization to exploit existing expertise" (Rawal 1994).

QUIPS's main objective is to improve postoperative pain therapy by collecting data on pain treatment quality outcomes, analyzing them and sending an immediate feedback to the participating hospitals. This system works independently from the hospitals' infrastructural conditions (i.e. IT or documentation systems) and guarantees an ongoing quality assurance by its internal and external benchmarking.

 

Termine

Anwendertreffen auf dem HAI - Schmerztherapie nach orthopädischen Eingriffen
21.09.2017 -
12:00 to 14:00
Raum LYON, Erdgeschoss

QUIPS-Schulung auf dem HAI
21.09.2017 -
16:00 to 18:30
Hauptstadtkongress Anästhesie und Intensivmedizin in Berlin - Raum LYON, Erdgeschoss

QUIPS-Schulung in Jena
21.11.2017 -
13:00 to 16:30
Universitätsklinikum Jena, Schmerzambulanz, Seminarraum Palliativmedizin

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