Friday, 18 March 2016

Doctors clueless about post op pain control

My friend was completely unimpressed to receive this prescription for pain relief on discharge less than 24 hours after a hernia repair.
Is there anywhere in the world apart from Canberra where this is considered acceptable practice?
Panadeine forte one tablet each morning
Endone 5 mg every 4 hours if required

The patient was completely pain free after a simple procedure under local anaesthesia, yet is prescribed 30mg of endone to take home. Have any doctors there heard of the hillbilly heroin problem?
As for the paracetamol and codeine doses...