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Decision Tree for Complex Regional Pain SyndromeJan Marcus QuiaoitWalden UniversityNURS 6521, Section N-41, Advanced PharmacologyApril 18, 20201
Decision Tree for Complex Regional Pain SyndromeComplex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a neuropathic disorder with clinical features that include pain, sensory, and vasomotor disturbances, all of which during the course of the disorder may be relatively mild and self-limiting or up to chronic disease that highly impacts the daily functioning and quality of life (Carr, De La Cerda & Fiala, 2016). The patient involved is a 43-year-old male who had a fall and torn his cartilage surrounding his right hip. The patient was deemed too young for surgical interventions and is now reporting that he is depressed. Hydrocodone was prescribed but was not effective for pain control causing drowsiness. Patient’s right leg had muscle cramping with neurovascular changes in skin color and motor effects like curling of the toes inward. The purpose of this paper is to present three decision options that willaddress the resolution of the patient’s CRPS using pharmacological treatments.Supporting Evidence-based Literature

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