Module 9 Differences between Acute and Chronic Pain Worksheet.docx

Module 9 Differences between Acute and Chronic Pain Worksheet.docx

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Running head: DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ACUTE AND CHRONIC PAIN WORKSHEET Differences between Acute and Chronic Pain Worksheet Author Note: This paper is being submitted on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 for the Nursing 1 for the 2018 Fall Quarter. 1
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DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ACUTE AND CHRONIC PAIN WORKSHEET Acute pain usually comes on quickly and is caused by something specific. Acute pain is sharp in quality. It usually does not last longer than 6 months (Ignatavicius, D., 2018). It goes away when there is no longer an underlying cause for the pain. Acute pain includes Surgery, Broken bones, Dental work, Burns or cuts, and labor and childbirth. After acute pain goes away, an individual can go on with life as usual. A patient that has a gallbladder attack would be an example of acute pain. The patient would present with having sudden mild to severe pain located in the mid-to upper-right quadrant of the abdomen. It can radiate to the back and chest and can come and go. The patient will generally have nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, and diarrhea. If the gallbladder is distended, the
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