Research Article
Volume 10 Issue 4 - 2021
Managing Pain in Acute Myocardial Infarction Patients
Yousef Shudaifat1, Mohammed AlBashtawy2*, Abdullah Alkhawaldeh3, Suzan Zamzam4, Sa’d AlBashtawy5 and Hasan Alkhawaldeh6
1Registered Nurse (RN), MSN Student, Cirtical Care Nursing, Princess Salma Faculty of Nursing, AL Al-Bayt University, Jordan
2Professor, Princess Salma Faculty of Nursing, AL Al-Bayt University, Mafraq, Jordan
3PhD, Assistance Professor, Princess Salma Faculty of Nursing, AL Al-Bayt University, Mafraq, Jordan
4PhD, Lecturer, Department of Community Health Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Almanara University, Syria
5Faculty of Medicine, Hashemite University, Zarqa, Jordan, Jordan
6Teacher Assistant, Department of Physical Therapy, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan
*Corresponding Author: Mohammed AlBashtawy, Professor, Princess Salma Faculty of Nursing, AL Al-Bayt University, Jordan.
Received: February 10, 2021; Published: March 09, 2021




Abstract

Pain has major effect on patient’s quality of life and health outcome. Nurses play a crucial role in managing pain and educate patients and their family members regarding these interventions. This paper intends to present a mini critical review of different interventions to manage pain among AMI patients. An electronic searching was conducted in the following databases: Google Scholar, Research Gate, and PubMed. The current review showed that the use of morphine as pain-killer in AMI patients was not associated with any in-hospital cardiovascular complications. There’s no any analgesic effect of oxygen supplementation in AMI patients. Male nurses had a higher level of awareness regarding pain management. It is recommended continuing use opioid to treat chest pain in patients with AMI. Nurses should not use Oxygen as analgesic in AMI patients. Bachelor’s degree nurses, first work experience and officially employed need to increase their awareness and knowledge regarding chest pain management in AMI patients. This review paper provides nurses with efficient knowledge and strategies to relief pain in AMI patients.

Keywords: Acute Myocardial Infarction; Pain Management, Opioids, Nursing Role

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Citation: Yousef Shudaifat., et al. “Managing Pain in Acute Myocardial Infarction Patients”. EC Pulmonology and Respiratory Medicine 10.4 (2021): 04-10.

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