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Applying Theory to Practice - Essay Example
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Applying Theory to Practice Part 2 Application of Middle Range Theory to Problem Angelique Harris Grand Canyon University Applying Theory to Practice Part 2 Application of Middle Range Theory to Problem Application of My Middle-Range Theory For Pain Management The theory that I have applied to suit my personal values would allow me to perform suitably in a crisis management of acute or chronic pain care…
Experience has convinced me that my singular performance alone would not allow me to manage pain effectively. The policy makers and all the staff have to be convinced about the management plan. A team management of pain is now better accepted (Zalon et al, 2008). A comprehensive plan would be set up for systematic and uniform management of pain in the hospital. Care from initial assessment to planning for discharge would be incorporated. Competency of the staff would be ensured through continuing education. All nurses would have laminated pocket cards with FACES scale and numerical scale for analyzing the pain by the scales (Bines & Paice, 2005). If the card showed an intensity of ‘four” on the scale, intervention was made. Including pain as another vital sign would produce awareness of the distress and decide whether it was time for intervention. A series of questions would be added to the inpatient and outpatient forms so that the features of the pain would be elicited (Bines & Paice, 2005). Electronic devices would be in place for reminding the nurses about the time for reassessment of pain. Screening for pain and assessing its nature and intensity would be an essential step. ...
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