Discussion – Week 3
The neurological system affects all parts and functions of
the body through nerve stimulation. Nerves also control the sensation and
perception of pain. While pain can be described in a variety of ways, it is
essentially labeled according to its duration and source. As an advanced
practice nurse evaluating a patient, you need to consider the following
questions: Does the pain quickly come and go, or is it persistent and ongoing?
Does the pain arise at the source of injury or in another location? In this Discussion,
you compare three common types of painâ€”acute, chronic, and referred.
Â· Review this
weekâ€™s media presentation on the neurological system, as well as Chapter 13 in
the Huether and McCance text.
Â· Identify the
pathophysiology of acute, chronic, and referred pain. Consider the similarities
and differences between these three types of pain.
Â· Select two
of the following patient factors: genetics, gender, ethnicity, age, or
behavior. Reflect on how the factors you selected might impact the
pathophysiology, diagnosis, and prescription of treatment for acute, chronic,
and referred pain.
By Day 3
Post a description of the pathophysiology of acute, chronic,
and referred pain, including similarities and differences between them. Then,
explain how the factors you selected might impact the pathophysiology,
diagnosis, and prescription of treatment for acute, chronic, and referred pain.
Read a selection of your colleaguesâ€™ responses.
By Day 6
Respond to at least two of your colleagues on two different
days who selected different factors than you, in the following ways:
insights on how your colleagueâ€™s factors impact the pathophysiology of pain.
alternative diagnoses and treatment options for acute, chronic, and referred
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