Objective: This was a descriptive study with the aim of determining knowledge and practice levels of nurses working in surgical
clinics for multimodal analgesia and its administration.
Materials and Methods: The study was conducted with 132 nurses working in the surgical clinics of three training and
research hospitals. The data were collected between April and June of 2018 using the “Knowledge and Application Questionnaire
on Multimodal Analgesia” developed by the researchers. The data were analyzed using number, percentage, and the Chi-square test.
Results: The mean age of the nurses who participated in the study was 37.5 years. Further, 47.7% had been working for 11–
20 years, and 60.6% had a bachelor’s degree. It was determined that 59.1% of the nurses did not receive any pain training, and
93.2% did not receive any education about multimodal analgesia. In the Knowledge and Application Questionnaire on Multimodal
Analgesia, they obtained a score of 9.83 ± 2.38 points, which showed that the nurses’ knowledge and practice score for multimodal
analgesia was moderate.
Conclusion: In this study, it was observed that the nurses were in need of knowledge about multimodal analgesia management
and non-pharmacological interventions. It seems important that hospital administrators should initiate in-service training
programs, including effective pain management and nursing interventions.