Pain Management

Patient Information about Pain Management

People worry about pain when they come to hospital for surgery or a procedure. We have many ways of treating pain. Please read the information below about some of the ways we can help you to manage your pain.

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Pain Management

Deep breathing and coughing
 
Written Information
What if You’re in Pain Before Your Admission to Hospital?
Your Comfort Care Plan During Your Hospital Stay and When Discharged Home
   
Methods we use to Manage Your Pain
Pain Relieving Medications
Patient Controlled Analgesia
Epidural and Patient Controlled Epidural Analgesia
Patient Controlled Oral Analgesia
   
Other ways to Manage your Pain without Medications
Non-Drug Methods You Can Use to Manage Your Pain
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Clinics
Complementary Alternative Therapies
   

What is the Acute Pain Service?
The Acute Pain Service (APS) team are available at The Toronto General Hospital and the Toronto Western Hospital. The Acute Pain Service includes an anesthesiologist and an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) who has specialized training in pain management. Acute Pain Service staff will be involved in your care if you require a patient controlled analgesia (PCA) device, an epidural or a peripheral nerve plexus catheter. We will be asked to help if you have severe or uncontrolled pain after your operation and/or if you had difficulty managing your pain while you are in hospital.

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