The role of home healthcare in managing cancer-related pain during COVID-19 pandemic: 'The Triple Triage Protocol'

Ergonenc T., Ergonenc J. S., Yamak Altinpulluk E.

ANAESTHESIA PAIN & INTENSIVE CARE, vol.25, no.1, pp.1-4, 2021 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.35975/apic.v25i1.1430
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, EMBASE, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-4
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) can be responsible for severe acute respiratory syndrome and death. To limit the infection spread, non-urgent surgical procedures, day procedures, including interventional pain management, and patient visits, have been postponed or interrupted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pain management is defined as a fundamental human right, but the rapidly changing nature of the COVID-19 outbreak requires revisions in clinical practice for chronic pain. This article describes the role of home healthcare services in managing cancer pain based on clinical practice during the COVID-19 pandemic and emphasizes the triple triage concept and the use of telemedicine.