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Behavioral pain medicine is largely absent from perioperative pathways, and on post-surgical recovery units. The goal of this project was to develop and implement "Recovery Toolkits", physical branded bags presented to patients after surgery. The "Recovery Toolkits" include a descriptive brochure and orientation to the contents of the bag. "Recovery Toolkits" include a behavioral pain medicine self-help book, an app with a downloadable pain management audiofile, earbuds, and a pen. Patients on each unit have access to iPads where they may view a digital behavioral pain medicine program ("My Surgical Success"), consisting of three 15-minute video learning modules. The "Recovery Toolkits" are psychologist-developed and nurse-delivered to every patient on the surgical recovery units. This pragmatic project seeks to understand: 1. Nurse perceived value of the intervention 2. Burden to nurses to deliver the intervention to all patients 3. Patient engagement with the Recovery Toolkits 4. Patient perceived value of the Recovery Toolkits 5. Patient satisfaction with pain care 6. Impact of Recovery Toolkits on pain and opioid use in hospital and at one-month discharge relative to a pre-Recovery Toolkit program cohort of patients.

Official Title

Recovery Toolkits: An Observational Assessment of Nurse-Delivered, Pragmatic, Behavioral Pain Medicine for Post-Surgical Patients

Eligibility Criteria

Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No


Beth Darnall
Beth Darnall
Pain management specialist, Pain psychologist
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine (Adult Pain) and, by courtesy, of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (General Psychiatry & Psychology (Adult))

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Corinne Jung