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  1. Each year, AACN presents awards to outstanding nurse for their significant contributions to the nursing profession. Celine Gelinas receive an award for her work in developing the Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool (CPOT) Pioneering Spirit Awar...
  2. Elvish

    A letter to K.

    Dear K, I will not lie. When the powers that be told me you, a patient taking methadone for heroin addiction, were being assigned to me postpartum, I wasn't happy. "Oh, great," I thought. "A druggie." I was wrong, and I'm sorry. You shattered every p...
  3. SafetyNurse1968

    Case Study: Sudden Severe Pain

    History of Present Illness: D. C., a 52-year-old, married, white college professor, woke up to severe and increasing pain in his right flank this morning. He came to the ER in acute distress with pallor, diaphoresis and significant anxiety (over ...
  4. jeastridge

    Accidental Pill Pusher

    In the early 80's nursing education about pain management took a turn. Gone were the days of observing the patient for non-verbal signs of pain or of watching the clock to see when the next dose of Demerol and Phenergan were due. In its place came th...
  5. Lovely lady

    She was a young, successful and beautiful lady, a stunning mother of 3 young children with a proud husband. They were a happy and healthy family. She liked to take walks by the sea shore hand in hand with her husband as the children made sand castles...
  6. Pain - What Do We Know About It?

    What is pain? Your brain and scientist alike are both as clueless about it as they were hundreds of years ago. MedicineNet.com defines pain as: An unpleasant sensation that can range from mild, localized discomfort to agony. It goes further to sa...
  7. The language of pain

    I felt shame over this for years because even my own family had the attitude of "Don't bother me with your pain", "Don't embarrass me by expressing it/what will people think" type of stoicism. Then I went through CNA training and the first half ...
  8. Pain is Subjective The perception of pain can be complex for nurses to comprehend. Patients who have chronic pain may not appear to be in distress. Pain is known as the fifth vital sign; however, it is subjective data, and there are no objective ...