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Assessment and management of the trauma patient in pain.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2679788     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Optimum management of the critically ill trauma patient with pain combines a level of ongoing assessment that considers the intensity of the pain being experienced and the meaning of that pain to the individual. The physiologic responses of the critically ill patient to pain should be considered when assessing pain and when prescribing a particular medication and method of administration to relieve pain. Ongoing systematic assessment is critical so that patients are getting the maximal effects to keep them above their particular pain thresholds but below their sedation thresholds. Other modalities that are independent nursing functions, such as heat, distraction and positioning, should be an adjunct to medication prescribed for the overall care of the patient.
B Mlynczak
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Critical care nursing clinics of North America     Volume:  1     ISSN:  0899-5885     ISO Abbreviation:  Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am     Publication Date:  1989 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-12-21     Completed Date:  1989-12-21     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8912620     Medline TA:  Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  55-65     Citation Subset:  N    
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MeSH Terms
Analgesics / administration & dosage
Multiple Trauma / physiopathology*
Pain / diagnosis,  therapy*
Pain Measurement
Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation
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