Symptoms And Treatment Of Pain

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In everyday setting within the hospital, nearly every patient experiences the feeling of pain. Along with this come other emotions, such as frustration and stress. Pain is considered to be subjective so self report will vary among the individual. When patients are admitted to the hospital, evaluating for pain is one of the six vital signs that is assessed at least three times per shift. To deliver patient-centered care, nurses aim to treat the undesirable aspects of pain, regardless of the source. Not only does pain management provide a solution to feelings of discomfort, but it also improves the healing process. Nurses and other health professionals utilize pharmacology to relieve pain quickly. In most cases, acetaminophen is the first line of defense because it comes with fewer side effects and is safer compared to other medications (McDonald & Molloy, 2012). The purpose of this paper is to determine if acetaminophen is more effective in pain management than NSAIDs in a clinical setting.
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Osteoarthritis Pain in Knees or Hips
Gimenez, Armada, Iturralde, Ginel Mendoza and Fernandez-Morales (2014) conducted a study focusing on osteoarthritis, with the objective to provide pain management using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and acetaminophen. In the article, researchers also reported some participants simultaneously consumed gastroprotective agents to prevent the formation of ulcers. When administering NSAIDs, the researchers accounted for side

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