Which painkillers are best for acute pain after surgery?

Investigating which painkillers give the best pain relief

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The Cochrane Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care Group has brought together the evidence on the effectiveness of painkillers for adults in acute pain after surgery. This is essential reading for nurses caring for patients post-surgery. Click here to read the Evidently Cochrane blog which summarises the key points you need to know.

If you want to read more about the two new reviews, click here:  ‘Comparing single doses of oral analgesics for acute pain in adults after operation‘ and here: ‘Adverse events after single doses of oral analgesics for acute pain after operation in adults‘.

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