Among the NSAIDs, indomethacin is the preferred drug because of lower adverse
effects profiles than other NSAIDs.
Older adults who have dementia probably do not experience much pain due to loss
of pain receptors in the brain.
Acetaminophen is especially useful in both children and adults because it has no
effect on platelets and has fewer adverse effects than NSAIDs.
Pain assessment to determine adequacy of pain management is important for all patients. This
assessment is done to:
Pathological similarities and differences between acute pain and chronic pain include:
A treatment plan for management of chronic pain should include:
Chronic pain is a complex problem. Some specific strategies to deal with it include:
Telling the patient to “let pain be your guide” to using treatment therapies
Prescribing pain medication on a “PRN” basis to keep down the amount used
Scheduling return visits on a regular basis rather than waiting for poor pain control
to drive the need for an appointment
All of the above
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