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Types of Pain

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Analgeic Therapies.

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1)Can you combine two opioids together? Why?
2)Can you combine two NSAIDS together? Why?

1) Why?: No ceiling limit, but SE can be worse.
2) Why?: Increaed risk of bleeding d/t prostaglandins.

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Routes for Analgesics.

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What is an Epidural?

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Advantages of an Epidural

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Contraindications of an Epidural

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What is patient controlled analgesia?

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Advantages of PCA

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Contraindications of PCA

1)issues with manuel dexterity
2)Issues with cognition
3)Knowledge of PCA

(Note: assess these before giving PCA)

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What to monitor with PCA

-Motor function
-Respiratory rate (b/c of opioid)
-Level of sedation.

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1)Antidote to narcotics?
2)Given when?

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Nursing Assessment of PCA, Epidural, Peripheral Nerve Block

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