Pain Assessment and Management. Please read the article “Physiology and Treatment of Pain”, Critical Care Nurse, 2008; 28: 38-49. prior to completion of this CBL.
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Please read the article “Physiology and Treatment of Pain”, Critical Care Nurse, 2008; 28: 38-49. prior to completion of this CBL.
Pain is the most common reason patients seek health care. Research shows that under management of pain in hospitalized persons inhibit the ability and willingness to recover from illness. Statistics show that nationwide, we as healthcare providers tend to under medicate patients due to many factors. For these reasons, this is provided to enhance the healthcare providers skills and knowledge of assessment, management, and evaluation of pain.
Purpose: To evaluate and manage our patient’s pain, through prompt attention, to achieve an outcome of pain intensity ratings on a scale of 1-10.
All patients can expect to:
False—they are actually giving you a more truthful perception since inhibitions are lowered.
False—for that patient, the experience could be major depending on previous experience.
False—studies show only 3% of patients ever develop a true addiction
False—minor injuries may cause excruciating pain
False—in that patient’s mind, the experience is real)
False—the patient knows best his or her pain)
NOTE: The abovemanagement techniques are meant to supplement, not replace pharmacological interventions.