Pain Management & Nursing
Research proposal to assess conventional & advanced pain management techniques. Examines types of pain & alternative treatments from nursing perspective.
# 12719 | 1,575 words | 10 sources | 1997 |
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From the Paper:"ADVANCED PAIN MANAGEMENT & ACUTE CARE NURSING
Conventional post-operative pain management protocols and practices rely heavily on nurse-administered opioids, patient-controlled analgesia (PCA), and skin patches (?Pain relief,? 1997, p. 4). Opioid analgesics include codeine, morphine, and other narcotics. PCA pumps allow a patient to administer her or his own medication. A portable, computerized pump containing medicine is attached to a small needle placed in a vein or under the skin. When a patient feels pain, the patient presses a button on the pump that delivers a preset, safe dose of medication. Skin patches release a steady dose of medication into the skin over days, with no need for frequent dosing. After applying the patch there is a lag time of about twelve hours be.."
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