Effective analgesia is essential for optimal patient recovery after surgery (Joshi et al 2014; Lee et al 2018) but postoperative pain continues to be poorly managed in clinical practice (Gan et al 2014; Gerbershagen et al 2013). The PROSPECT initiative aims to provide healthcare professionals with practical recommendations for pain management in common but potentially painful operations.
PROSPECT recommendations for each intervention are formulated after careful evaluation of:
The PROSPECT website (esraeurope.org/prospect) offers:
Recent PROSPECT publications and recommendations:
Also underway: Prostatectomy, Craniotomy, Open Heart Surgery, Appendectomy, Oesophagectomy, Hip fracture, VATS, Open thoracotomy update
PROSPECT is supported by an unrestricted grant from the European Society of Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Therapy (ESRA).
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