Taking the Challenge Out of Managing Perioperative Pain

ON-Q* Helps Patients Get Back to Normal Faster

As facilities seek to reduce narcotics use, many have begun using nerve blocks to provide short-term pain relief to patients. Continuous Peripheral Nerve Blocks (CPNBs), such as ON-Q*, are also proving effective in offering pain relief beyond discharge[i, iv, vii], leading to improved patient satisfaction, with fewer complications and earlier discharge[i-vii, ix, x].

The ON-Q* Pain Relief System, coupled with education and training assistance from Avanos, offers a total program for improving pain management, leading to:

  • Better outcomes[i, ii, iv, ix, x]
  • Satisfied patients[i, iii, v, vii]
  • Reduced cost of care[i, ii, iv, viii, ix, x]


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