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Understanding Pain & Pain Management for Nurses - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
Pain can have a devastating effect on a person's quality of life, both physically and emotionally, and often drives them to seek medical care when they otherwise wouldn't. Nurses play an integral role in assessing and relieving a patient's pain. The video lessons in this chapter will help you understand more about pain and the various interventions available to treat it. After watching these videos, you'll be able to:
- Define the various types of pain
- Identify pain mechanisms
- Understand factors that contribute to an individual's response to pain
- Identify holistic and analgesic treatments
|Pain: Types, Mechanisms and Treatments||Discuss types of pain, pain mechanisms and treatments.|
|Types of Pain: Definitions & Characteristics||Compare the definitions and characteristics of pain types, including chronic, acute and psychogenic pain.|
|The Gate Control Theory of Pain||Define and explain the Gate Control Theory of Pain.|
|Factors Affecting Individualized Responses to Pain||Discuss factors such as the duration and etiology of pain, sensory overload, and more.|
|Techniques & Agents Used to Control Pain||Identify and discuss common interventions used to control pain, such as guided imagery, relaxation and administration of various analgesics.|
|Nursing Case Study on Pain||Analyze a realistic situation applying knowledge of pain and pain management and develop an intervention using the nursing care process.|
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. Nursing Case Study on Pain
This case study will help you apply the nursing process to a patient who is in pain from multiple injuries and requires pain management from the nurse.
7. 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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Other chapters within the Nursing 101: Fundamentals of Nursing course
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- Communication & Interpersonal Relations in Nursing
- Nursing Safety
- Hygiene for Nurses
- Asepsis & Infection Control
- Medication Administration & Nursing
- Understanding the Body's Defenses in Nursing
- Understanding Rest & Sleep for Nurses
- Mobility & Immobility Issues in Nursing
- Understanding Nutrition for Nurses
- Fluid & Electrolyte Balance Concerns in Nursing
- Understanding Elimination in Nursing
- Understanding Oxygenation in Nursing