Pain

Education

The Beau-Séjour Division of Rehabilitation and  Internal Medicine (SMIR Beau-Séjour) has been recognized by the FMH as being Level A for training in general internal medicine.

Pre-graduate Education

Senior and university physicians at the Beau-Séjour SMIR are heavily involved in pre-graduate education and specifically in the following courses:

Research

Clinical research activities of the Beau-Séjour Division of Rehabilitation and Internal Medicine (SMIR Beau-Séjour) are focused on optimizing the admissions and care processes.

It builds on a research group at the Geneva Faculty of Medicine. Research collaborations with other Swiss and foreign groups are part of their normal activities.

Quality and safety

Your identity wristband

Upon admission, you receive a wristband with your surname, first names, sex and date of birth, which must be worn on the wrist. This wristband contributes to the safety of your care, by helping to verify your identity when you receive treatment or undergo an examination. During your stay, your identity is verified many times.

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is a type of therapy aimed at maximizing the physical and motor functions of humans, using physical means such as manual therapy, heat therapy, cryotherapy (cold), electrotherapy (muscle/sensory stimulation, ultrasound, laser, etc.), hydrotherapy (water), exercise, massage, and functionality.The target of this type of rehabilitation includes neuro-musculoskeletal problems, i.e.

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Pain Network

Mission

Mission of the Pain Network 

The HUG Pain Network aims to develop links between stakeholders on the ground involved in the fight against pain throughout HUG.

Its has a unifying role. This makes it possible to create synergies between divisions and between professions. It must identify common objectives, while respecting the specificities of the different divisions and the needs of individual patients.

Without seeking to replace the divisions, it aims to support fellow staff in their efforts, to continually improve the consideration of the experiences of patients who are suffering and the quality of analgesic care.

The network allows an exchange of ideas and a sharing of skills. It aims to create awareness of the resources present at HUG, both in terms of motivated and trained staff and in terms of technical resources, to ensure these resources are more widely used to relieve patients. More specifically, the mission of the Pain Network is as follows:

  • Improve the pain “trinity” at HUG: “Assessment - Treatment - Follow-up”
  • Promote information to patients and their close friends and relatives regarding managing pain
  • Promote the continuing education of staff in the field of pain
  • Promote pain management quality as a care quality criterion.

 

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Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology

Mission

Mission of the Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology Division

  • Guarantee and promote, through clinical practice and the training of health professionals, the quality of drug therapy in general, and prescriptions in particular. This takes into account the imperatives of efficacy (e.g. "evidence-based medicine"), safety (e.g. PAO, drug interactions, warnings) and treatment costs (e.g. pharmacoeconomics).
  • Be the referral division that coordinates the care of chronic refractory pain for HUG as a whole (multidisciplinary center). Offer specialized services for pain relief in case of refractory pain and at the Cluse-Roseraie site in the field of palliative care.
  • Supervise indications and interpret laboratory tests involving measurement of blood concentrations of drugs and pharmacogenomic testing for therapeutic or toxicological purposes.
  • Patients can be admitted or treated as outpatients. In the latter case, patients are given a referral consultation by their regular physician.

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