Posted: September 7th, 2017
Discussion – Week 3 Pain The neurological system affects all parts and functions of the body through nerve stimulation. Nerves also control the sensation and perception of pain. While pain can be described in a variety of ways, it is essentially labeled according to its duration and source. As an advanced practice nurse evaluating a patient, you need to consider the following questions: Does the pain quickly come and go, or is it persistent and ongoing? Does the pain arise at the source of injury or in another location? In this Discussion, you compare three common types of pain—acute, chronic, and referred. To prepare: · Review this week’s media presentation on the neurological system, as well as Chapter 13 in the Huether and McCance text. · Identify the pathophysiology of acute, chronic, and referred pain. Consider the similarities and differences between these three types of pain. · Select two of the following patient factors: genetics, gender, ethnicity, age, or behavior. Reflect on how the factors you selected might impact the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and prescription of treatment for acute, chronic, and referred pain. By Day 3 Post a description of the pathophysiology of acute, chronic, and referred pain, including similarities and differences between them. Then, explain how the factors you selected might impact the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and prescription of treatment for acute, chronic, and referred pain. Read a selection of your colleagues’ responses. By Day 6 Respond to at least two of your colleagues on two different days who selected different factors than you, in the following ways: · Share insights on how your colleague’s factors impact the pathophysiology of pain. · Suggest alternative diagnoses and treatment options for acute, chronic, and referred pain. Click on the Reply button below to reveal the textbox for entering your message. Then click on the Submit button to post your message.
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