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Ch 20: Understanding Pain & Pain Management in Nursing

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Helping patients cope with and manage pain is an important aspect of a nurse's role. You can explore details about this topic using this informative chapter. Refer to these video lessons to supplement your nursing studies or to prepare for professional certification or licensing exams.

Understanding Pain and Pain Management in Nursing - Chapter Summary

From types of pain to pain control techniques, this chapter covers key aspects of caring for patients in pain. Brief video lessons provide expert instruction and detailed definitions to ensure that you fully comprehend each topic being discussed. You can review information about pain theories, pain responses, characteristics of pain and more. After you complete your study of this chapter, you should be able to:

  • List types of pain and treatment options
  • Explain the mechanism of pain
  • Describe the characteristics of different types of pain
  • Provide details about the gate control theory of pain
  • Understand why people react differently to pain
  • Identify agents and techniques used to control pain
  • Relate the symptoms and treatment of a condition known as fluid volume excess

This self-paced study resource offers 24/7 lesson accessibility from any device and simple instruction presented by experts in the field. Lessons can be viewed as often as needed to ensure that you master each topic. Track your progress through each lesson on your Dashboard, and take the self-assessment quizzes to demonstrate how much you have learned before moving from one lesson to the next.

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