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...pain is experienced, pain may be considered acute or chronic. Acute pain may be related to trauma or injuring agents like biological, physical, and psychological agents. It may be sudden or slow in onset and be mild or severe in intensity with duration of less than 6 months. The patient may verbally report pain sensation and manifest with observed symptoms of pain, including protective gestures to avoid pain, changes in muscle tone, restlessness, moaning, crying, and irritability (Nurse Blog, 2009). Chronic pain is known to represent the disease itself. It may be environmental or psychological; may persist over a long period... ?Pain Pain is a sensation which is prompted by the nervous system and it can...
Adaptation to Chronic Pain
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...pain medications, but they are fully dependent on nurses and therapists after surgery. Patients who have undergone knee replacement experience pain for almost three months, and coping with the pain is quite difficult. Age, psychosocial factors, and genetic predisposition cause the shift from acute to chronic pain of OA. According to Felson (2004), 6 percent of US citizens less than 30 years experience symptomatic knee pain daily while 10-15 percent of citizens over 60 years old experience this pain. According to Dunn (2005), patients have to deal with this pain everyday and require effective adaptation in order to improve their quality of life. However, the rehabilitation period is a great... ?...
Chronic Pain Management
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...Pain website) In one study, 66 percent of geriatric nursing home residents had chronic pain, but it was not detected by the treating physician in 34 percent of cases. Action on Pain further states that: Chronic pain begins at some point in life, maybe with acute pain following any injury, but the pain persists after the injury and original source of pain has healed. The nervous system, which sends pain signals, may have become disturbed. The pain itself, however it began, has become the problem. Chronic pain is a long-term, complex condition which serves no useful purpose and yet, it causes disability and great distress to both individuals... TO WHAT EXTENT IS CHRONIC PAIN MANAGED IN THE COMMUNITY...
Pain
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...pain is chronic instead of acute, or short term. Pain can affect manner in which patients carry out their daily living activities, or even their ability to do so. Because of this pain impacts a patient not only physically, but also socially and psychologically. Each nurse or caregiver is responsible for assessing pain and being responsive to the needs of individual patients in order to assure maximum comfort levels, and minimize loss of quality of life due to pain. Works Cited American Pain Society. Principles of analgesic use in the treatment of acute and cancer pain (5th ed.). Glenview, IL: American Pain Society... Assignment NRMW 1004 Introduction to Nursing Practice Pain Physiological and...
Acute Pain Management: Scientific Evidence
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...ACUTE PAIN MANAGEMENT: SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE ANAESTHETIC AND POST-ANAESTHETIC CARE NURSING INTRODUCTION: The National Health and Medical ResearchCouncil (2005) Report, Acute Pain Management: Scientific Evidence, second edition is a comprehensive report of evidence-based best practice in the management of acute pain, by the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists and Faculty of Pain Medicine. The authors have clearly explained the state of the art in acute pain management. The report gives authoritative and relevant information, useful for pain medicine physicians and health care practitioners in out patient clinics as well as in hospital settings. Burkey (2006) and Carns (2005... ),...
Pain management in nursing
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...nursing. The most common and widely used among these is morphine. The other drug is Fentanyl, which has the advantage of having fewer side effects since it releases less of the substance histamine. The other advantage is that it can be administered using a skin patch, which is a convenient method for the management of chronic pain. Another drug in common use in America for alleviating chronic pain is Oxycodone, which is available in ampules, tablets, syrups and capsule (World Health Organization, 2013). It also has a slow release formula, making it effective in curing breakthrough or acute...
Chronic Pain Management and Nurse Practitioners
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...chronic pain. First, it is of the essence that nurse practitioners appreciate that chronic and acute pains are worldwide health problems, which can be treated. However, chronic pain has not been associated with the benefits of acute pain, which may have protective effects on illnesses and injuries in certain instances. On the other hand, some experts regard chronic pain as a high prevalence disease on its own. In fact, by 2006, about 76 million U.S. citizens were victims of chronic pain with almost 50% of these people not receiving any type of treatment (Arnstein, P., and Marie, B. St., 2010). The prevalence, lowered quality of life, social isolation... ? Chronic Pain Management and Nurse Practitioners...
Dunn's Theory of adaptation to chronic pain
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...pain medications, but they are fully dependent on nurses and therapists after surgery. Patients who have undergone knee replacement experience pain for almost three months, and coping with the pain is quite difficult. Age, psychosocial factors, and genetic predisposition cause the shift from acute to chronic pain of OA. According to Felson (2004), 6 percent of US citizens less than 30 years experience symptomatic knee pain daily while 10-15 percent of citizens over 60 years old experience this pain. According to Dunn (2005), patients have to deal with this pain everyday and require effective adaptation in order to improve their quality of life. However, the rehabilitation period... Adaptation to Chronic ...
Nursing - Pain Management
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...Pain Management Definition of Pain Pain is an experience that is common to all animals. It is the result of certain forms of stimulation and involves complex, multidimensional processes. The word pain has been utilized to explain many conditions. There are two types of pain: acute pain is generally any relatively short duration pain with known organic cause and chronic pain is deep, long-lasting, intractable pain (Holdcroft & Jaggar, 2005; Shorten et al., 2006). Cyclooxygenases Prostaglandin endoperoxide H...
Acute vs Chronic abdominal pain
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...ACUTE VERSUS CHRONIC ABDOMINAL PAIN Acute Versus Chronic Abdominal Pain Abdominal pain is a common phenomenon across all age groups. Whether server or mild, any pain requires attention due to the discomfort caused. Abdominal pain can either be acute or chronic resulting from a number of reasons. It can also be either continuous or recurring. However, the main difference between the two is that chronic pain persists for months while acute pain is short-lived (MayoClinic, 2015). The causes of abdominal pain in a 20-year-old and a 50-year-old male vary. The biliary system of older patients experiences various changes due to aging. As result, they experience acute abdominal pain. Diverticulitis... ...
Management of chronic pain control in cancer
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...nursing the amount of time spent teaching students about pain relief varies considerably, which will contribute to a patchy service when it comes to pain relief, simply because of inadequate training in some areas. This in turn means that more patients suffer to a greater extent than they need do, and also increase time off work and in hospital, at great cost to themselves and to the country’s health service., Chronic pain has been defined as” having pain on a daily basis for more than six months” (Fullen et al, 2006). Cancer is a term used for more than one hundred diseases in which abnormal cells divide uncontrollably and invade surrounding... ?Management of Chronic Pain Control in Cancer Contents page ...
Pain Management
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...acute pain can be easily identified. More so, this type of pain serves as the warning of and for the body if it has a present damage to tissue or disease. It is also good to note that this type of pain responds well to medications for it is often centralized in one area before spreading out, hence it is very easy to detect the location of the pain, thereby can easily provide the necessary procedures to take care of it (Merskey and Bogduk ,1994). Chronic pain, on the other hand, is the kind of pain which takes longer than acute...
The Role of Nursing in Pain Management
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...acute care services and 79% used modern analgesic techniques to manage pain (Carr C.J. Ellois. 2001.) A study of hospital services declares pain prevention to be one of the 10 most important indicators of care quality. (Susan M, 2003) While the need for management is acknowledged, the resources allocated for the function were found to be inadequate. In a significant finding, the Clinical Standards Advisory Group found that although 81% of the functions involve nursing care and 7% of these were headed by nurses there was lack of specialized nursing care in the chronic pain department. The situation was further made worse by inadequate... The Role of Nursing in Pain Management Number of pages: 25 Number...
Management of Chronic Pain for Patients With Breast Cancer
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...pain may be suggested among adults, pain in breast cancer is rarely due to any psychologic instance or deviation. Nursing care afforded to adults in pain require a variety of holistic approaches to ease the discomfort. Assessment would include the use of simple tools suggested by Wolfe in consonance with the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). The use of the Initial Pain Assessment and Brief Pain inventory questionnaire may provide assessment for acute and chronic pain. Pain scales are notably suggested either numeric or visual that allows the client to rate the pain intensity. Word Scales and facial expression often... Y. M. Leyson For: Unidentified Management of...
Principles of perioperative nursing care - Management of postoperative pain
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...pain, which is influenced by genetic makeup, cultural background, age and gender. Certain patient populations are at risk of inadequate pain control and require special attention. These include: Pediatric patients Geriatric patients Patients with difficulty in communicating (due to critical illness, cognitive impairment or language barriers) (Carr & Goudas,1999) Another major form is the , the Postoperative pain can be divided into acute pain and chronic pain, the Acute pain that is experienced immediately after surgery (up to 7 days) and the chronic pain that for lasts more than 3 months after the injury . Both acute and chronic pain can arise from cutaneous... Principles of perioperative nursing care...
Postoperative pain management
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...chronic and acute pain. In a clinical setting, pain is a subjective condition and its definition is based on what the patient decides it to be. The role of the clinician is to know what the patient actually means, and needs. However, many clinicians, nurses included, do not have a clear understanding of pain and its management. As a result, pain management could be ineffective. Understanding pain at the anatomical and physiological level will increase the clinician’s knowledge of it nature and the interventions that can alleviate it. How pain develops was first described in the classic work of Melzack and Wall in 1965, which proposed... POSTOPERATIVE PAIN MANAGEMENT The Physiology of Pain Pain is...
Cancer Pain
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...Nurses need to develop a deep understanding of the different aspects of pain (Pain Management, nd). They should know when and how to identify it through the symptoms presented by the patient. They need to learn how to correctly differentiate acute from chronic pain (Pain Management, nd). They must be aware of the different medications that are used in the management of pain, their indications and their dosages. Finally, the nurses must be cognizant of the side effects of various drugs in order to prevent and treat them accordingly (Pain Management, nd). These are the core competencies that nurses must learn in order to manage the patients successfully. CONCLUSION Limited... ? MANAGEMENT OF CANCER PAIN...
Pain and different treatment modalities
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...Pain can be classified into three levels; Acute, Chronic or Acute-on-chronic. Acute pain is considered within the first 24 to 48 hours of pain onset either due to inflammation or tissue injury whether is it categorized as nociceptive or neuropathic in origin while Chronic pain is categorized as pain that lasts beyond the healing process of the tissue and may even persist for several months. Acute-on-chronic pain is a special type of pain that maybe presented with few or no pain signs at all, as the one who's experiencing it may have... Pain and Different Treatment Modalities Research Summary Pain is defined as a multidimensional and a complex feeling affected by physical, psychological, emotional, and...
Concept Analysis Paper: Pain Management
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...acute condition following immediately after injury or malfunction of an internal organ, it can be a chronic issue in patients afflicted with terminal disease, especially different types of cancers. Pain relieving pharmacological agents or analgesics offer temporary relief, which is often accompanied with undesirable side effects. Alternative, less invasive techniques to relieve pain include patient counseling, massage, elimination of the precipitating factor and physiotherapy. Pain management skills are an essential component of good nursing practice, especially for patients with grievous...
Pain management
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...Pain Management Definition of Pain Pain is an experience that is common to all animals. It is the result of certain forms of stimulation and involves complex, multidimensional processes. The word pain has been utilized to explain many conditions. There are two types of pain: acute pain is generally any relatively short duration pain with known organic cause and chronic pain is deep, long-lasting, intractable pain (Holdcroft & Jaggar, 2005; Shorten et al., 2006). Cyclooxygenases Prostaglandin endoperoxide...
The various nursing intervention approaches to descrease pain among patients with sickle cell disease
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...pain described as chronic, acute or both. Pain management is an important element of care for SCD patients and related to pain management are to identify pain treatment, control or reduction. Quality of life is an overarching goal for sick patients even those with genetic disorders such as SCD. Pain reduction is usually related to increased patient satisfaction and improved quality of life even in conditions of disease and chronic pain (Adegbola, 2009). Chronic pain has been reported by people with SCD even when they now have chances of living a longer life (Adegbola... ? The Various Nursing Intervention Approaches to Decrease Pain Among Patients with Sickle Cell Disease Background Sickle cell disease or ...
Effect of Progressive Muscle Relaxation Techniques on Chronic Pain in Cancer Patients
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...Chronic Pain in Cancer Patients. Review group Section Protocol Author (s) Month/year of publication November 2012 Contact details Institutional base Advisory group Conflict of interest (if any) Acknowledgements 1. Background The objective of this systematic review is to gather evidence from literature aimed at evaluating the effect of progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) in reducing pain among cancer patients. Pain in cancer is as a result of toxicities in chemotherapy and radiation coupled to infections. Available pharmacological drugs regimes are commonly used to relieve... Systematic Review Protocol Main A Systematic Review of the Effect of Progressive Muscle Relaxation Techniques in...
Concept analysis on pain
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...pain The second stage in handling pain by the nurses is diagnosing the pain. Diagnoses of pain depend on the correct assessment to establish the specific cause of pain. Concise information from the bearer of the pain is important since it helps in proper diagnoses. Primarily, pain can be diagnosed as either acute or chronic pain. Acute pain is temporary and often has a sudden onset. The effects of acute pain are localized and it acts as a warning of actual or potential injury to the tissues. On the other hand, chronic pain is prolonged and usually lasting more than six months. It is difficult to ascertain the particular cause of chronic pain and is usually... ? Concept analysis on pain Part The practice...
The Lived Experience of Older Hispanic Women with Chronic Arthritic Pain
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...pain and discomfort (Escalante, 2007). While there are different types of arthritis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, infectious arthritis, fibromalgia, gout etc. are few that are more widespread Furner et al., 2003). According to CDC (2006) arthritis affects more than 3.1 million Hispanics in America with higher prevalence rate of 28.3% amongst women. The most distressing fact is that it would affect more and more people in the future. Helmick (2008) says that due to the degenerative disease, more than 59 million people have acute to moderate low back pain. Indeed the key issue with the chronic arthritis... Research Proposal on Lived experience of older Hispanic women with chronic arthritis and...
Pain Management and Assessment
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...nurse to effectively manage it more proficiently and of which works to restore the body’s natural processes. Basically, the importance of therapeutic touch to nursing is tremendous due to the fact that it provides numerous positive patient experiences. Therefore Polit & Hungler (1993) state that the implementation of this treatment of pain is crucial to try and incorporate into the acute care environment because as studies have shown it is very effective in easing the pain associative with surgical incisions, and also alleviates anxiety prior to surgery of patients as well. A more relaxed patient obviously equals an improved operating experience in the long run. Thereby... Running head: PAIN...
Pain Management and Assessment
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...nursing is tremendous due to the fact that it provides numerous positive patient experiences. Therefore Polit & Hungler (1993) state that the implementation of this treatment of pain is crucial to try and incorporate into the acute care environment because as studies have shown it is very effective in easing the pain associative with surgical incisions, and also alleviates anxiety prior to surgery of patients as well. A more relaxed patient obviously equals an improved operating experience in the long run. Thereby this technique has been being taught and supported by many nursing schools randomized... Running head: PAIN ASSESSMENT Pain Assessment and Management within the Elderly Population You're...
Pain Management in Cardiac Surgery
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...acute pain. Academic Emergency Medicine, December, 8(12), pp. 1153-7. Bodian, C. et al. (2001) The visual analog scale for pain: clinical significance in postoperative patients. Anesthesiology. December, 95(6), pp. 1356-61. Bojar, R. (2011) Manual of Perioperative Care in Adult Cardiac Surgery. United States of America, John Wiley & Sons. Bruce, J. (2003) The prevalence of chronic chest and leg pain following cardiac surgery: a historical cohort study. Pain, July, 104 (1), pp. 265-273. Bucknall, T. et al. (2007) Nurses’ reassessment of postoperative pain after analgesic... ?Pain Management in Cardiac Surgery Over the last years of medical advancement, significant improvements in assessment and management ...
The Lived Experience of Older Hispanic Women with Chronic Arthritic Pain
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...pain and discomfort (Escalante, 2007). While there are different types of arthritis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, infectious arthritis, fibromalgia, gout etc. are few that are more widespread Furner et al., 2003). According to CDC (2006) arthritis affects more than 3.1 million Hispanics in America with higher prevalence rate of 28.3% amongst women. The most distressing fact is that it would affect more and more people in the future. Helmick (2008) says that due to the degenerative disease, more than 59 million people have acute to moderate low back pain. Indeed the key issue with the chronic arthritis... ? Research Proposal on Lived experience of older Hispanic women with chronic arthritis and...
Proposed research on effects of progressive muscle relaxation rechniques on chronic pain among cancer patients
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...pain related to their cancer and over 50% of patients diagnosed with cancer suffer from some form of pain. The most common types of pain related to cancer are due to the cancer tumor and the treatment (Altice & Jamison, 2009). Unlike those who suffer from chronic pain that is unrelated to cancer, those with cancer experience pain in more than on area. (Melzack (2005) noted that pain can be both acute and chronic and often varies in presentation and that such pains are associated with the consequences of changes in psychosocial relationships, decreased quality of life... ?Proposed Research on Effects of Progressive Muscle Relaxation Techniques on Chronic Pain among Cancer Patients Table of Content Chapter ...
Postoperative pain management
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...pain. It acts by decreasing cyclooxygenase activity which further reduces prostaglandin synthesis. The dosage can be either 275 mg 3 times a day or 550mg 2 times a day (Mann and Carr, 2006). Nurses must be aware of the WHO ladder for acute pain management. They must also be aware of drug to drug interactions, drug side effects and drug... ?Reflective Essay: Postoperative Pain Management Introduction Management of pain following a surgical procedure is one of the major challenges and source of concern for health care providers (Berge et al, 2004). Management of pain following a surgery employs oral or rectal analgesics, intramuscular opioid injections, systemic opioid analgesia, continuous subcutaneous...
Pain Management Assignment
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...Acute Pain and Cancer Pain. 4th ed. Glenview, IL. American Pain Society, 1999. McCafferry et.al, Nurse's knowledge about Cancer pain, Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 10; 5, 1995. Nicola Adams et.al, Psychological approaches to chronic pain management, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 15, March 2006. Phillips CD et, al, 'Effects of cognitive impairment on the reliability of geriatric assessments in nursing homes', J Am Geriatr Soc, Vol 41(2); 136-42, Feb 1993. Price B, Illness Career-a chronic illness experience, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 24, 2,275-79,1996. Rose K.E, "A Qualitative analysis of the information needs of informal... EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE CRITICAL ANALYSIS IS PATIENT CONTROLLED...
Ethics paper- Compare and contrast 3 nursing articles about pain management and how it affects my nursing practice. Describe et
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...pain. There is also the sub-specialty of pediatric pain control, which deals with children’s experience with pain. The topic of pain management in nursing has been at the center stage of research in nursing in the recent few years. Several books and articles in journals have been written with regards to pain management (Hall-Lord & Larsson, 2006). There have also been persistent ethical issues with regard to pain management especially in chronic diseases such as opioid therapy, which is characterized with instances of drug abuse among many...
The Psychological Theories about Pain
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...Pain Introduction Pain is a common complaint in medical settings. It may be defined as an unpleasant sensory or emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage (WHO). It is experienced by everyone regardless of age, gender or economic status. It may be acute or chronic, with unbearable and chronic pain representing extreme problems for the patient. Being a multidimensional and complex phenomenon, it requires an interdisciplinary approach to assessment and intervention. Among the health-care professionals, nurses are the ones who have frequent contact with patients. Hence they assume a major role... which causes the individual to...
Assessment of Pain in Post Surgical Patients
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...PAIN IN POST SURGICAL PATIENTS OF CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY Background Pain management includes the various types of pain experiences throughout an individual’s life cycle and alleviating the same through interventional measures. Pain experiences may include acute and chronic in nature. Pain has physiological, spiritual, emotional and psychosocial dimensions and it is for this reason managing pain through multidimensional observations and assessments are extremely important. Due to the various advances in the field of pain management ( including assessment tools, newer guidelines on pharmacological and non pharmacological interventions), nurses may land... , then neuropathic drugs like...
Effect of Progressive Muscle Relaxation Techniques on Chronic Pain in Cancer Patients
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...Chronic Pain in Cancer Patients. Review group Section Protocol Author (s) Month/year of publication November 2012 Contact details Institutional base Advisory group Conflict of interest (if any) Acknowledgements 1. Background The objective of this systematic review is to gather evidence from literature aimed at evaluating the effect of progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) in reducing pain among cancer patients. In keeping with literature, systematic reviews serve as rich sources of information, especially to clinicians (Guyatt and Rennie, 2002). These reviews are complemented by meta... ?Systematic Review Protocol Main A Systematic Review of the Effect of Progressive Muscle Relaxation Techniques in Chronic ...
Post-operative pain management
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...nursing (Alfred, 2007). After total knee cap replacement surgery, effective pain relief measures are necessary for humane reasons and to facilitate an effective postoperative recovery, which necessitates intensive physiotherapy to reduce recovery time and facilitate mobility in most patients. Different people have different tolerances for pain and it is necessary to consider the individual patients before commencing on a post operation pain relief plan. Other important considerations that must be considered include clinical factors, patient related factors, and local factors. Post operative nursing care for patients who have undergone total knee replacement may include a combination... Running head:...
Pain Management in Dying
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...pain management and care and said that doctors and nurses were unable to make the patient’s last hours more comfortable and reduce the pain that the patient was suffering from (Tolle, Tildan, Rosenfeld, & Hickman, 2000). Another article titled, “Pain Management and Provider Liability: No More excuses”, speaks of the lack of attention towards pain management in general in patients in all conditions in hospitals, whether this is acute pain or chronic pain. It says that practitioner’s have a lack... ?Running Head: Pain Management in Dying Pain Management in Dying [Institute’s Pain Management in Dying Introduction A human being is a temporary form of matter, which is born and must expire one day. Even though ...
Literature Review on Management of Cancer Pain
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...pain, types and its causes, assessment of pain and assessment tools, significance of managing pain, best practice in managing pain and barriers nurses face etc. (Ripamonti, et.al. 2011) Cancer pain The Global Association engaged in the research of pain, states that it is a woeful sensual and emotive feeling in connotation with real or possible tissue injury, or defined in relations to such harm. However, pain is a feeling that hurts and it has bodily and emotive features to consider. Pain can be of two types, acute or chronic: Acute pain normally experienced unexpectedly, can be severe, and frequently causes noticeable physical responses, for example, sweating, high blood pressure, and so... ?Literature...
A proposal to review the effect of progressive muscle relaxation techniques on chronic pain in cancer patients
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...pain management which was developed and proposed by the world health organization. It is estimated that one third of all cancer patients suffer from moderate to severe pain related to their cancer and over 50% of patients diagnosed with cancer suffer from some form of pain. The most common types of pain related to cancer are due to the cancer tumor and the treatment. Unlike those who suffer from chronic pain that is unrelated to cancer, those with cancer experience pain in more than on area; the pain can be both acute and chronic and often varies in presentation. Pain is associated with the consequences of changes... ? A Proposal to Review the Effect of Progressive Muscle Relaxation Techniques on Chronic ...
Management of Postoperative Pain
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...nurses should have enough knowledge about the PCA machines that they have lock-out periods and prefixed maximum dosages, and this should create the trust that the patients would be treating themselves wisely. The existing guideline about PCA from NHS is very clear. According to this, documentation of the pain level as rated on a pain scale becomes part of the patient's medical record, as does a record of the pain relief obtained from interventions. Pain assessment includes determining what level of pain relief the acutely ill patient believes is needed to recover quickly or improve function, or what level of relief the chronically or terminally ill patient requires... Patient-Controlled Analgesia Vs...
The Neurophysiology of Peripheral Neurogenic Pain
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...Chronic pain Bono defines chronic pain as a type of pain that continues even after recuperation and may exceed by up-to one month.18 Given that this pain takes place after acute pain, it is linked with an individuals attempt to move the part of the body that was motionless or static during an acute pain period. Therefore, an individual may not be prepared both physically and mentally to provoke movement; hence, an individual may be rendered motionless. In fact, this type of pain is believed to be as a result of misery due... The Neurophysiology of Peripheral Neurogenic Pain Introduction A simpler and basic definition of pain can betaken to imply the unpleasant feeling that is usually caused by the...
Patients in Pain
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...PAIN Patients in pain Evidence based practice paper regarding the single study research "The challenge of caring for patients in pain: from the nurse's perspective. Appraisal Questions for a Single Study Research Report Introduction This research study is aimed at investigating why the nursing process for hospitalized patients in pain remains poor in spite of a wider knowledge base, advancements in technological as well as a wealth of research on such patients. The study population size will be made up of 249 nurses with at least two years of nursing experience working with adult medical and surgical inpatients ward. The study findings are however applicable to any nurse... ?Running Head: PATIENTS IN...
Lesson Plan for Pain Management
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...pain By Duration: 1. Acute 2. Chronic 3. Chronic Episodic 4. Cancer 5. Pain inferred pathological process 6. Idiopathic pain By cause 1. Cancer 2. Neuropathic (Source: Potter, Perry, Stockert, & Hall, 2012) III. a. Teaching Strategy: Brainstorm/Discussion b. Facilitative aid: Slideshow presentation c. Method of delivery: Questions and Discussion Discuss and enumerate some factors affecting pain and its management 1. Physiological factors – age, fatigue, genes, and neurological function 2. Social factors... ?Lesson plan: PAIN MANAGEMENT Introduction: According to Marcia L. Meldrum (2003), “pain is the oldest medical problem and the universal affliction of mankind” (pp. 2470-2475). It is both a curse and a ...
Coping With Pain: A Daunting Endeavor Post-Operatively.
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...pain in the approach they ascertained is fitting. Moreover, the nurse must also recognize that manifestations of pain differ broadly and no response is noble or dreadful. Kozier et al (2004) highlighted to never stereotype a person on the basis of ethnicity because manifestations of pain differ among traditions and customs and within cultures. Taking into consideration the age of Patient X, as a nurse attention to the patient’s verbalizations of pain is important. According to Kozier et al (2004) elders constitute a major portion of the individuals within the healthcare system and the...
Teaching plan for pain management
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...pain By Duration: 1. Acute 2. Chronic 3. Chronic Episodic 4. Cancer 5. Pain inferred pathological process 6. Idiopathic pain By cause 1. Cancer 2. Neuropathic (Source: Potter, Perry, Stockert, & Hall, 2012) III. a. Teaching Strategy: Brainstorm/Discussion b. Facilitative aid: Slideshow presentation c. Method of delivery: Questions and Discussion Discuss and enumerate some factors affecting pain and its management 1. Physiological factors – age, fatigue, genes, and neurological... Lesson plan: PAIN MANAGEMENT Introduction: According to Marcia L. Meldrum (2003), “pain is the oldest medical problem and the universal affliction ofmankind” (pp. 2470-2475). It is both a curse and a gift, since it also serves...
Acute Pain in Children
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...acute pain in children. The RCN guideline has nine key areas that health professionals should observe when assessing acute pain in children. The provision in the guideline indicates when pain should be accessed, indictors, what the health professionals should do, as well as the parents of the child. The RCN guideline sought to achieve three objectives; first, create awareness about symptoms, which helps in recognition of pain, second, recommend methods for pain assessment, lastly, promote use of method in pain assessment. While many nurses claim they know... Acute pain in children In the last decade, the practice pediatric pain management has recorded changes following the inventions of pain management...
Nursing Care: Acute Pancreatitis
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...Nursing Care: Acute Pancreatitis Acute pancreatitis is a challenging condition not only for surgeons but also for nurses taking care of them (Granger and Remick 2005). It is a life threatening condition and warrants continuous monitoring. It causes severe distress to the patient and also to the family members because of the pain and other symptoms associated with it. Nurses play an important role in any health care system. They play a major role in the assessment and treatment of patients (Nettina, 2006). They promote the emotional well being of a patient because of their sense of empathy...
Meditation for chronic pain backed by nursing research
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...Chronic Pain Backed by Nursing Research al Affiliation Meditation for Chronic Pain Backed by Nursing Research Peoplefrom all walks of life have experienced pain at some point in their lifetime. Depending on the level of pain, the factors contributing to it, and the profile of the individual, varied interventions have been proven to be effective and applicable. For chronic pain, it has been revealed that addressing this especially in patients with compromised health conditions could be most challenging. Health care practitioners have, therefore, sought complementary alternative medicine (CAM) interventions which specifically include mediation. In this regard, the current discourse... ? Meditation for...
Critically analyse 2-4 facilitators and/or barriers to effective pain assessment, within a clinical setting.
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...nurses may feel unprepared to care for patients suffering from pain, and consequently make incorrect decisions regarding the management of patient’s pain.  Communication The assessment as well as management of pain on elderly persons often presents a challenge to nurses. This is because elderly patients are more likely to experience both chronic and acute pain compared to younger patients. Prevalence of cognitive impairment, failing sight, hearing, confusion and dementia contribute to communication difficulties and as a result, this poses significant...
Pain and the Role of the Nurse in Helping Patients Manage Factors affecting it
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...acute pain and chronic pain. Acute pain is pain that has a sudden onset and a foreseeable end. It is associated ofetn with traum or acute dieases such as a broken limb or for example, appendictis(Joaquin, 2008, pp. 1-5). Chronic pain is defined as that pain which has lasted for three or more months. It can also be understood as pain that has lasted longer than the time expected for normal healing (Joaquin, 2008, pp. 1-5). Chronic pain may be associated...
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