Medical Case Study: Advanced Friedreich's Ataxia

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K.K is a 43 year old male with a history of an advanced Friedreich’s ataxia and chronic pain. He is on hospice through Heartland Hospice. Staff reports that resident had a fall over the weekend from his wheel chair while he was trying to put a hot cup of coffee on his bed side table and landed on his buttocks and he spilled his coffee on his left foot and he sustained a second degree burn. Staff has been treating his burn with silvadene and gauze dressing. When I asked resident if he is has pain, he stated has pain everywhere most of the time. States that he has had pain for more than 20 years. He describes the pain as a “stabbing ” when it’s worse. When I asked K.K what his pain level was on a scale of 0-10, he would not give me a number,

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