Preventing pain


Rue Gabrielle Perret-Gentil 4
1205 Geneva

Sarah Kupferschmid

Limiting pain in examination / treatment

Being examined (blood test, biopsy, particular positioning, etc.) or having scheduled treatment (bandaging, insertion of a venous or urinary catheter, etc.) can be painful. This is where prevention comes in.

Please don’t hesitate to ask us anything about what your examination or treatment involves and how long it will take, including preventive treatment options.

Don’t hesitate to tell us about what happened to you in the past, your concerns or your suggestions for improving your comfort.

What about post-operative pain?

There are many ways nowadays to manage post-operative pain. Our anesthetic and surgical care teams start to treat you against pain when you are first given your anesthetic. They then adjust it constantly while you are here.

And the pain that stems from an illness?

If your back hurts or you’ve broken a bone, or you have an infection or cancer: most illnesses can be painful. We will treat what’s causing it as far as we can. But even if we still don’t know what’s causing your pain, we’ll still deal with it.

Don’t wait to say you’re in pain, however slight it may be.
This will help us anticipate and adapt your treatment as best as we can.

True of false?
Morphine is used only at a very advanced stage of illness.
False: This drug is extremely useful for the treatment of many kinds of pain, especially after an operation.


Last update : 11/02/2019