Fri, 01/14/2011

Martin Luther Hospital is a "Pain-Free Clinic"

Martin Luther Hospital is a "Pain-Free Clinic"  
Martin Luther Hospital, an enterprise of the Paul Gerhardt Diakonie,  is a successfully certified "Pain-Free Clinic." The Rheinland Technical Inspection Authority (TÜV Rheinland) awarded the Wilmersdorf traditional clinic the certificate for its professional  pain management during the entire treatment phase. The aim is to make the stay at the clinic as pain-free as possible for patients. The TÜV certification has been in existence since 2006;  only 35 hospitals in Germany fulfil the demanding criteria.
Whoever faces an operation is generally afraid – of the operating room and of the pain. Patients at Martin Luther Hospital can now be relieved of this pain to a great extent. A standardised pain management system ensures that patients are always provided with pain-relieving medication, in sufficient amounts and on time. The recovery phase after the operation can thus be experienced without great pain. Pain therapy already begins when the patient is admitted. Dealing with pains that may occur is discussed in great detail, which creates trust. The most modern treatment procedures are used for the treatment of pain. Regular measurements of the subjectively felt pain strength, daily examinations by a specialist for the adjustment of the individual therapy and an acute pain service available "round the clock" are components of the "Acute Pain Therapy" quality management system.
The certificate is valid in the following areas:
·              Clinics for Anaesthesia and Operative Intensive Medicine
·              Clinics for General, Visceral and Vascular Surgery
·              Clinics for Plastic Surgery
·              Clinics for Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery
·              Clinics for Gynaecology and Obstetrics
It has thus been possible to consistently realise the requirements of the "Pain-Free Clinic Initiative, Acute Peri-Operative and Post-Traumatic Pain"  and the requirements of the TÜV Rheinland standards "Acute Pain Therapy Quality Management."