ASSESSMENT & MANAGEMENT OF PAIN AND NEUROLOGICAL STATUS Flashcards

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define consciousness

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the presence of a wakeful arousal state and the awareness and motivation to respond to self and/or environmental events. In the intact brain, arousal is the overall level of responsiveness to environmental stimuli.

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disability score

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A = Awake. The patient is Awake.
V = Verbal. The patient responds to a Verbal stimulus.
P = Pain. The patient responds to a Pain stimulus.
U = Unresponsive. The patient is Unresponsive to stimulus.

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define pain

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Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience, associated with, or resembling that associated with, actual or potential tissue damage

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non-pharmaceutical pain relief

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  • Companionship.
    • Exercise.
    • Heat/cold application.
    • Lotions/massage therapy.
    • Meditation.
    • Music, art, or drama therapy.
    • Pastoral counseling.
    • Positioning.
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