Back Pain Management for Patients Underwent Transfemoral Coronary Angiography: Nurse’s Role

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Wasana Ruaisungnoen


Back pain is a common problem among patients underwent transfemoral coronary angiography (CAG). After the intervention, patient is required to stay in supine position with a straight leg for several hours to prevent vascular injury related bleeding, which consequently causes back pain. Prolong stay in supine position results in weight bearing pressure on back muscle causing back pain. Back pain management for patients underwent transfemoral CAG is a pivotal nursing role either independently or collaboratively with other professions. This paper describes mechanism of pack pain related to transfemoral CAG, pain assessment tool, pain management strategies, and nurse’s roles in pain management after CAG from a literature review, which can be utilized to provide patient care.


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Ruaisungnoen W. Back Pain Management for Patients Underwent Transfemoral Coronary Angiography: Nurse’s Role. SRIMEDJ [Internet]. 2021 Jan. 20 [cited 2023 Feb. 5];36(1):111-8. Available from:
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