Important, Muscle Pain Treatment | Pain by the common people regarded as trivial and treated potluck. In fact, chronic pain can worsen health.
It is delivered by Aida Tantri of the Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Faculty of Medicine RSCM Jakarta, Saturday (10/3), the International Forum on Pain Management held Joint Commission International (JCI), institutional providers of health care accreditation and certification, as well as pharmaceutical companies Pfizer Indonesia.
Chronic pain has become a major health problem especially in the Asia Pacific region. This disorder affects one in five adults worldwide. Chronic pain is predicted to be one of the critical health issues in the Asia Pacific region with increases in the elderly population.
Unfortunately, the disease is often overlooked because of a lack of understanding of the community. In fact, chronic pain can limit the quality of life and well-being of patients and can drastically heavy burden on the health care system, Aida explained.
Acute pain is usually considered a symptom of disease or injury. Chronic pain in the long term or after an injury or disease difficult to cure. In this case, the pain becomes chronic health problems that are specific, physiological and psychosocial related problems.
Chronic pain can worsen the quality of life for patients because it would reduce the ability to work, cause sleep disturbances, anxiety, frustration, and depression, lack of appetite, increased susceptibility to disease, have a negative impact on the attitudes and lifestyles, as well as dependence on drugs and medical care.
Postoperative survey data at the RSCM, according to Aida, showing persistent pain experienced by 16.6 percent of patients. Degree of pain perceived weight 16.67 per cent of patients, pain was 41.7 percent, and the remainder mild pain.
Chronic pain often associated with diabetes, cancer, HIV / AIDS, and depression. In addition, also associated with diseases of old age, such as shingles, arthritis, back pain, and muscle aches. "It's time to educate patients, health professionals and the public about the need to reduce chronic pain and prolonged pain," says Aida.
Reduce and cope with pain is an important goal for medical personnel. Controlling pain can help patients to recover more quickly. "In addition, reducing the risk of complications after surgery, such as pneumonia and blood clots," said Paul Chand, Managing Director of JCI Asia Pacific. In JCI, pain management becomes an integral part of the accreditation process for safety and quality of patient care.
To improve the quality of pain management and hospital management, the Government of Indonesia in cooperation with Dow and Pfizer Indonesia to improve the quality of management in the hospital.
Health providers and local hospitals or the prevention protocol introduced effective pain management. During this time, monitoring of medical conditions is performed by measuring height and weight as well as a variety of vital indications of health conditions, such as blood pressure, pulse, respiratory rate, and body temperature.
JCI international forum aimed advise physicians to evaluate and improve disease management procedures and implementation of international standards of health care in Indonesia.
In Indonesia, in cooperation with JCI Ministry of Health and public health agencies to evaluate and improve patient care, said Chairul Radjab Nasution, Director of the Ministry of Health Reference Health Efforts. [kompas]