Pharmacological Pain Management

This week we finish up our Pharmacology topics. Today we cover Pharmacological Pain Management

A good overview of pain management –

Saunders talks about pain management on pages 112-113.

Here are some topics you want to make sure you know about.

Assess client need for administration of a PRN pain medication (e.g., oral, topical, subcutaneous, IM, IV)

Administer and document pharmacological pain management appropriate for client age and diagnoses (e.g., pregnancy, children, older adults)

Administer pharmacological measures for pain management

Administer controlled substances within regulatory guidelines (e.g., witness, waste)

Evaluate and document the client’s use and response to pain medications

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