**Phantom Pain

  1. Phantom pain is an extremely common experience for amputees in ICU , patients usually report phantom pain during the immediate post amputation period , what are the nursing responsibilities and management regarding this pain .

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  3. by   2ndCareerRN
    Hi sweetnurse,

    It seems to me that you may be a student nurse from the questions you are asking, many at the same time. It also sounds as though you are doing an ICU rotation. If I am wrong, I will apologize, but, if I am right I think it only fair to yourself and your learning process to do some research and find the answers on your own. I feel that by coming here and getting answers to your questions you may be shorting yourself some knowledge.
    Yes, coming here and asking the questions will get you the right answers, but will you learn anything at all from the process?

    And if I am wrong about you being a student I will apologize up front. It just seems that more and more theses boards are a way for many of our up and coming nurses to take the easy way out.

  4. by   sweetnurse11
    2 nd career RN :Hi
    You should not say what ever you have post and copy it 5 times in the board , you don't know who I am and you can't make judgment about me from my question . I'm Registered Nurse working in ICU since one year , I'm not student nurse dewing research or rotation in ICU , I have more interesting in reading and learning more about nursing care and practices in the would and how the nurse can give the best quality patient care in correct manner to save both nurse and patient .I have post my question because I thought other nurse will get benefit from it even if I knew the answer , but that doesn't mean dewing homework by posting my question ,I think if you know the answer and you are interesting to chairing us your opinion regarding that topic will be better instead of writhing report about me...who I am ?.Now you are wasted your time and my times also to writhe for you post reply ,better to keep the place for writhing some thing that others can get benefit from it . * I don't know if my question is too difficult , So no body could answer it .
  5. by   misti_z
    Phantom pain is very real and it should be assessed and treated as any other pain.
    Last edit by misti_z on May 2, '02
  6. by   sharann
    Misti nailed the answer. Phantom pain has to do with some criss-crossed neuro signals. The brain still thinks the limb is attached and it can REALLY hurt a lot. Pain is pain. You have to use real as opposed to phantom pain meds.
    Do these help?
    By the way, the fashion in which you posted this question made me immediately think you were a nursing student....Of course, we as nurses never stop learning...

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