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Purpose: The South Miami Hospital (SMH) pain main management study focused on what benefits intravenous (IV) acetaminophen may propose for patients that underwent a cesarean section.
Methods: This retrospective study analyzed electronic medical administration records (eMARs) at South Miami Hospital. The patients that were analyzed were those patients that underwent a cesarean section procedure. The included patients’ data was collected and summarized for comparison.
Results: Overall, morphine equivalence (ME) utilized in the IV acetaminophen group postoperatively was 30.60 mg versus 22.01 mg for the oral acetaminophen group. The average length of stay for the patients treated with IV acetaminophen was 3.65 days, and 3.91 days for oral acetaminophen. The average pain reported for patients treated with IV acetaminophen was 4.57 within the first 24 hours and 4.83 within the first 48 hours. The average pain reported for patients treated with oral acetaminophen was 4.77 in the first 24 hours and 4.55 within the first 48 hours.
Conclusion: The study demonstrated that there was not a considerable benefit when IV acetaminophen was administered versus oral acetaminophen postoperatively for patients that underwent a cesarean section.