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PAIN MANAGEMENT WITH THE CORRECT TOOLS Lorin Fernandez TESC Health Assessment NUR-416 Dr. Pamela S. Card February 24, 2013 Introduction Cancer patients, end of life patients, patients with chronic diseases, and patients with a simple complaint of pain are all entitled to the best pain management available for their specific needs. This topic is of particularly important for nursing professionals who need to have the knowledge to adequately assess and manage a patient’s pain with the...

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Ingenious Pain

Ingenious Pain by Andrew Miller takes place during The Enlightenment of the 18th century. This dramatic novel portrays James Dyer, the main character, is born in 1739 without the feeling of pain. In the eight parts of the story, the structure begins near the end in which an autopsy is taken place of James dyer, who died in 1772. The climax of the story is not of his death, but rather the metamorphosis of his human suffering. This change connects with Friedrich Nietzsche theory of pain. "In pain there...

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Pain Killers

Pain Killers COM 220 2/21/10 Even though people do not believe they are addicted, painkillers are addicting because painkillers that are being misused are deadly and they are a hard habit to break. Many people are using and abusing painkillers which are prescription drugs and some may say that they are not and will not admit it. The effects of prescription abuse are painfully obvious and needed at the same time. Having a habit can lead to painkillers being addicted...

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The Pains of Writing

The Pains of Writing It is sometimes difficult to articulate the things you want to say on paper. Lamott and Vetter are two professional writers who discuss the struggles of writing. Both writers agree that writing is a difficult process that will cause you agonizing pain. However, Lamott offers a solution to the pain whereas Vetter stays negative. Lamott and Vetter both use humor to discuss their own theories on the writing process. Vetter seems to think, “All you have to do is spend 40 to...

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Menstrual Pain

'alternative medicine' are deceptive euphemisms meant to give an impression of medical authority. Many women have pain with their periods, especially when they are in their teens. In most cases, menstrual pain does not mean a more serious problems, although sometimes it can be associated with endometriosis or uterine fibroids, non-cancerous tumors in the uterus. Menstrual pain is oftenly used synonymously with menstrual cramps, but the latter may also refer to menstrual uterine contractions, which...

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Nociceptive Pain Research Paper

woke up on my bed with my brother’s trying to comfort me. I felt the throbbing pain radiating around my head. It felt painful to even blinking because I was hit near my temporal bone.I was rushed to the hospital and given medications to subside the pain. Therefore, I only felt the pain for less than two hours. However, when I was released from the hospital I still felt a continual pain for about a week. Therefore, the pain lasted about a week in total. When I regain consciousness after getting hit,...

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Why Is Pain Management Important

Pain management is of great significance in the patient’s care. Pain is called the fifth vital sign therefore the health care professionals need to be aware of how imperative is for the patient in pain to have an effective pain management. The nurses play an important role in the assessment and care of patients with pain. Pain is a big challenge for all clinicians because of its subjective nature. The nurse has to have a good understanding of the patient’s pain to do a good assessment and take good...

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Holistic Pain Management

Holistic Pain Management Holistic self-care methods are a viable alternative to drug-dependent side effects, and expensive, hi-tech intervention. Pain is a widespread affliction in the population of the United States. A result most often of disease, injury, or surgery, physical pain ranges in severity from the short-term acute pain associated with bumped knees, scraped elbows, and minor burns to deep, chronic pain resulting from nerve damage or unspecified causes. In a National...

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Vague Complaints of Pain

Study #2 - Vague complaints of pain in the Emergency Department Susan M. Hewitt RN, CEN The Robert B. Miller College BSRN-340-Pharmacology for Nursing Care Instructor: Mr. James Middleton February 26th, 2009 Case Study #2 – Vague complaints of pain in the Emergency Department Many people that come to the emergency department who complain of pain are usually vague about their symptoms. Other people over-react and could win an Oscar nomination for their pain presentation. People who...

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Pain Management In Nursing

To manage pain effectively, a nurse must assess, understand, and treat the patient’s pain and then reassess the pain on an ongoing basis. The Joint Commission emphasizes that every patient has a right to pain assessment and treatment. It means that a nurse must assess the nature and intensity of the pain and document the findings in a way that facilitates further assessment and follow-up. In that context, pain is indeed the fifth vital sign ("Pain Management," n.d.). The nurse will assess Lillian...

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