Morphine: Preventative Pain Control I. Introduction Narcotic analgesics, especially morphine are underused for pain control with in the medical field. This underuse is because medical professionals, including doctors, fear patient addiction, side effects and possible lose of their licenses. These fears deny adequate healing and a better quality of life to those who would benefit from a more effective use of these drugs, as done in hospice care.
The practice of patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) has been around for approximately four decades now. During this time there have been improvements to the technology and the understanding of how to use this form of patient pain control; however, there continues to be concern related to the safety and efficacy
Trauma patients often present paramedics with difficult situations to handle. These patients most likely have multiple injuries that the paramedic must treat including internal and external injuries. The main concern in treating trauma patients is controlling the pain that the patient may be experiencing while not compromising the patients hemodynamic and respiratory state. The most common drugs used in pain management in the pre-hospital setting often cause undesirable side effects, such as respiratory depression, hypotension, apnea, and bradycardia. All of these side effects combined with a trauma patient who is already compromised can lead to a much bigger issue. What if there was a drug that could treat the pain, calm the patient, and not cause the nasty side effects of traditional pain management? Ketamine provides us the answer to this question.
Influence of IV Acetaminophen on Opioid Use and Post-op Pain Brittaney N. Myers Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies NURO 540 According to surveys, up to 80% of patients reported moderate to severe post-surgical pain, which can sometimes be left undertreated (Sinatra et al., 2005). Postoperative pain is generally managed with opioids, which carry numerous side effects. Side effects can be bothersome and possibly cause a delay in the postoperative healing process (Beard, Leslie, & Nemeth, 2011). IV acetaminophen can possibly decrease opioid consumption, minimize side effects, increase patient satisfaction, and decrease costs (Wininger et al., 2010). The purpose of this paper is to dive further into the research to present data on the effectiveness of IV acetaminophen in decreasing opioid usage and whether it produces an additive effect causing more effective pain management in the postop patient.
This paper explores multiple studies and facts pertaining to the use and prescribing methods of opioids. The positive effects of opioids as well as the negative effects are taken into account. In one study, conducted by Furlan, Sandoval, Mailis-Gagnon, and Tunks (2006), opioids were effective in the treatment
Complementary and Alternative Pain Reduction Methods in Healthcare Grace Kavanah The University of Maine Complementary and Alternative Pain Reduction Methods in Healthcare Pain is the most commonly reported reason for coming to the hospital in America. It’s causes have a massive variance, and in many chronic cases the root source of pain can not be articulated at all. When a patient reports pain, the role of the nurse, and the whole healthcare staff, is to aim to reduce that pain. In many cases pain reduction can be attained through nonpharmacologic, complementary and alternative methods (CAM). Using CAM to reduce pain is an ideal scenario for both the patient and the healthcare staff as these alternative methods have fewer negative consequential effects.
Pain Perception According to John Hopkins Medicine (n.d.), pain is an uncomfortable feeling that tells you something may be wrong. It can be fixed, throbbing, stabbing, aching, pinching, or described in many other ways. Pain is categorized as either acute or chronic. Acute pain is usually severe and brief, and is often a signal that your body has been injured. Chronic pain can vary from mild to severe and is there for long periods of time (John Hopkins Medicine, n.d). This paper will discuss a scenario that entails which person is experiencing the most pain, how two people can have the same procedure experience different levels of pain, factors that contribute to each person’s pain level, and two complementary/alternative methods of pain control.
Postoperative surgical pain can often be moderate to severe leaving the client in a state of discomfort that requires the administration of opioid analgesic medications. Morphine intravenous (IV) patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) is commonly provided through a pump to treat postoperative surgical pain, but with advances in the medication administration
Opiate Addiction Opiate abuse and addiction destroys the lives of many people. These drugs are generally used for pain management, but are often misused and abused. This research paper will define the action of opioids, drug categories, withdrawal symptoms, and treatment options that are available. Opioids Opioids are prescribed to treat moderate- to-severe
Sickle Cell Anemia Sickle cell anemia (SCA) is an inherited disease of the blood that is characterized by the production of abnormal hemoglobin S causing the cell to acquire a sickle shape that prevents the smooth flow of blood to a major organ (Shea et al. 2017). The stress is usually
As PMI is a novel method for evaluating the range and appropriateness of pain treatments in term of prescription. It is used to determine adequacy of treatment. The PMI is based on a patient’s level of worst pain intensity and categorized into 0 (no pain), 1 (1–3: mild pain), 2
Description of Theory Multimodal intervention along with attentive care and patient participation is necessary to achieve a balance between analgesia and side effects. Assumptions to the conceptual framework must be identified to understand the specific relevance of the theory to pain
The quality of life has become more and more significant in the management of cancer. Patients with cancer are surviving longer due to technology advancements in being able to detect the cancer early. Because of this patients are suffering with unmanageable pain during illness and treatment. This represents the failure of the multidisciplinary team. A plan must be put into place in dealing with pain management.
Pain management is exceedingly important in order to provide quality and satisfactory care in clinical practice. Hospitalizations are often stressful for patients and families, and most patients in the hospital are in pain due to their health condition because it can affect all body systems. Such stress on the body can exacerbate health conditions and delay the healing process. Pain control and management is crucial in hospital-setting because pain is associated with many other complications for a patient like decreased mobility, increased risk for falls, depression, anxiety, sleep impairment and isolation which contributes to patient safety (Gropelli, 2013). The patient population on the telemetry/oncology/pediatric floor at Resurrection Medical Center is a diverse group that is always changing and presenting with new cases, many with prescribed pain medication. Pain is subjective and many patients receive medication for their pain; but when does a patient start to abuse their pain medication and rely on it. A noticeable problem on the 4S unit is many patients who are prescribed pain medications as needed are dependent of them. Patients know precise times their pain medication is scheduled and demand it around the clock. Using nonpharmacological pain techniques can be an alternative, safe, effective method in managing patients’ pain. Maintaining a staff who understand the advantages and utilize a nonpharmacological pain management plan will benefit the
Moreover, increased knowledge on pharmacological and non-pharmacological pain management results in better patient outcomes. Also, these nurses should be given ample time to be able to follow the pain management guidelines to ensure proper pain management. My report aims at analyzing from the relevant peer reviewed articles on nurses ' role in management of post-operative pain and nursing issues relating to management of pain during postoperative period putting my experience in the unit into consideration.