Care plan-Potential for pain

  1. I need help with a care plan.
    One of the care plans has to be potential for pain.
    She came in with vomiting r/o small bowel obstruction.
    Shes Bedridden. Shes prevously had a stroke and is paralyzed on her right side.
    Can anyone help me with this? Do yall need more info?
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  3. by   S.N. Visit
    There are two careplan sticky's just above. Hopefully if you read through them, your questions will be answered. What exactly are you having problems with?
  4. by   Daytonite
    Hi, Candice31!

    So, what is it you want to do with this care plan? Where do you see the potential for pain? All care planning starts with looking at your assessment data. What abnormal assessment data do you have for this lady other than vomiting and right side paralysis? I don't see these relating to the potential for pain.
  5. by   Candice31
    Quote from Daytonite
    Hi, Candice31!

    So, what is it you want to do with this care plan? Where do you see the potential for pain? All care planning starts with looking at your assessment data. What abnormal assessment data do you have for this lady other than vomiting and right side paralysis? I don't see these relating to the potential for pain.
    Dont you have pain with a bowel obstruction?
  6. by   Candice31
    She might be in pain from the ng tube and iv threapy too.
    She has expressive aphasia thats why i cant really tell you what kind of pain she is in.
  7. by   Bonny619
    Is she in pain? If so, wouldn't that just be acute or chronic pain nursing dx?

    potential for pain sounds like risk for
  8. by   Daytonite
    if this is a case study of a nonexistent patient, or you don't know what a small bowel obstruction is, then the way you proceed with this is to look up all the information you can find on this medical condition. you need to find out as much about the signs, symptoms and treatment involved to help you with the assessment and monitoring of the patient and her care. yes, there may be pain with a bowel obstruction. by doing some investigation of this condition you will be able to determine what it is. if after some looking you are still having trouble figuring this out, then i will help you. but first, do some reading and try to find the pathophysiology of this condition on your own.

    here's some links that will help you:
    http://www.fpnotebook.com/sur63.htm - adynamic ileus
    http://www.fpnotebook.com/sur67.htm - evaluating abdominal pain
    http://www.fpnotebook.com/sur72.htm - causes of generalized abdominal pain with links to pages on the medical treatment for some of them
    http://www.emedicine.com/emerg/topic66.htm - small bowel obstruction
    http://www.emedicine.com/pmr/topic234.htm - motor recovery in stroke. discusses that musculoskeletal pain occurs in 30% of stroke cases.
  9. by   Candice31
    No this is a real patient and i do know what a small bowel obstruction is.
    But nevermind ill just ask my teacher for help.
    Since shes the one that said i should do a care plan for "potential for pain".
  10. by   Bonny619
    But was your patient IN pain?

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