Assignment- Treatment Options for Clinical Pain-week#7-Gabrielle Jeffcoat

Assignment- Treatment Options for Clinical Pain-week#7-Gabrielle Jeffcoat

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Running head: ASSIGNMENT: CULTURAL VIEWS ON HEALTH Assignment: Treatment Options for Clinical Pain Gabrielle Jeffcoat University of Phoenix HCA 250 Wakita R. Bradford, RN, MSN April 25, 2010
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Running Head: ASSIGNMENT: CULTURAL VIEWS ON HEALTH 2 The process of pain prevention uses surgical, pharmaceutical, behavioral, and cognitive treatment methods for below-the-knee amputation.” Below-the-knee amputation pain is the result of Diabetic neuropathy with a foot wound that does not heal or that becomes infected, or vascular insufficiency leading to poor blood circulation in the legs” (Nishimura, 1997-2010). The patient is prescribed pain medication for the pharmaceutical method. The medication is used to control pain management and allow the patient to function.” For Phantom pain medications are prescribed by the physician to help manage symptoms such as burning, itching, numbness and/or pain that are perceived/felt in areas of the limb that are no longer present. Desensitization exercises with a towel or soft cloth decrease hypersensitivity of skin on the distal end of the residual limb” (Nishimura, 1997-2010). Cognitive treatments method will allow a patient to use less medication to treat the pain. A patient will use physical therapy to exercise and train a patient to manage pain from below-the-knee amputation. This is done in general hospitals to teach proper movement and exercise.” Physical therapy is ordered by the physician in the inpatient hospital setting for general reconditioning and transfer and gait (walking) training for the patient's discharge disposition. After being discharged from the hospital, outpatient physical therapy is used to regain full active range of motion and strength of the legs and to further gain independence and safety with walking and transfers (sit to stand, sit to lying, etc.)” (Nishimura, 1997-2010). Patients will need to learn behavioral methods to improve his or her daily life after below-the-knee amputation surgery. This will mean a patient will be trained to use hygiene and in-home-patient stragedies to stay healthy. The patient will need to change negative behaviors that caused the medical condition from diabetic neuropathy.” Swelling management is used for residual limb to be kept elevated when lying unless advised otherwise by the physician. Patient and family education is completed in the inpatient setting regarding ace wrapping the residual
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Running Head: ASSIGNMENT: CULTURAL VIEWS ON HEALTH 3 limb for compression and cone shaping. Avoidance of a bulbous/rounded residual limb through
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Assignment- Treatment Options for Clinical Pain-week#7-Gabrielle Jeffcoat

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