The Purpose Of Pain Clinics - page 2

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A commonly used definition for pain, according to the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), is the following: "An unpleasant sensory and emotional experience normally associated with tissue damage or ... Read More


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    @grntea
    thanks for a highly informative post.
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    Quote from libran1984
    What would be a good treatment for bone pain, tewdles? I always feel awful when I have a pt in the ED and I'm loading them up on morphine and dilaudid and they express no relief. Do you have any suggestions in your experience I can speak with our attending ED physicians with regarding pharmacological treatment? Any not obvious nursing interventions to be implemented?
    Of course, the comprehensive pain assessment is integral to determining the best treatment options. However, we often use things like acetaminophen or ibuprofen in combination with other meds. Often a steroid will help, or addition of something like gabapentin. Sometimes addition of adjuvant meds like elavil will help. Some bone pain responds better to methadone.

    Good luck.


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