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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.
1. Pain: Types, Mechanisms, and Treatment
This lesson will cover the basics of pain. We'll discuss the different types of pain, the basic mechanism of pain, what structures are involved, and how your own body or drugs try to stop it.
2. Types of Pain: Definitions & Characteristics
Pain is perceived and sensed in many different ways in the body. Did you know some actually serve a protective purpose? Learn more about different types of pain and test your knowledge with a quiz.
3. The Gate Control Theory of Pain
The gate control theory of pain is a famous theory about how and why pain is perceived by humans. Learn more about this theory, and test your knowledge with a quiz.
4. Factors Affecting Individualized Responses to Pain
Have you ever wondered why people respond so differently to pain? Learn more about pain and factors that affect our responses to pain then test your knowledge with a quiz.
5. Techniques & Agents Used to Control Pain
Did you know that around 100 million people in the USA suffer from chronic pain? Learn more about techniques and agents used to control pain and test your knowledge with a quiz.
6. Fluid Volume Excess: Symptoms & Nursing Interventions
Learn about a condition that can occur in the body called fluid volume excess. Learn about how it looks, feels and sounds in the body as well as the actions nurses take in treatment.
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