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Krista Margaret Brecht

Department/University:

Division of Nursing, Department of Anesthesia and Pain Centre
McGill University Health Centre (MUHC)
Montreal General Hospital (MGH)
Montreal, Quebec
Canada

Position:

MUHC-MGH Clinical Nurse Specialist- Pain Management

Education/Degrees/University:

McGILL UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF NURSING
Masters of Science in Nursing (Applied)

McGILL UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF NURSING
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Clinical interests:

  • The assessment and management of patients/families living with acute, chronic, and end-stage disease pain;
  • The pre-emptive use of analgesics, co-analgesics, and adjuvant medication in the prevention and reduction of acute pain in the post-operative period and the development of chronic post-operative pain phenomenon;
  • The assessment and management of acute-on-chronic pain in the surgical patient;
  • The education and impact of interventional pain management strategies in the trauma population and patients/families living with intractable end-stage disease;
  • Pain assessment and management in patients with a history of opioid tolerance, dependence, and addiction history.

Program interests:

  • Canadian Institutional Accreditation Standards in Pain Management;
  • MUHC Pain Assessment and Management Benchmarking Standards;
  • Education in Best Practice Guidelines: Pain Assessment and Management (Registered Nurses Association of Ontario- RNAO);
  • Standardization and harmonization of MUHC pain protocols, education modules, and assessment and management documentation tools.

Presentations and recent publications:

Available upon request