Flashcards in Nsg: Pain Deck (13):
Types of Pain
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.
Routes for Analgesics.
What is an Epidural?
Advantages of an Epidural
Contraindications of an Epidural
What is patient controlled analgesia?
Advantages of PCA
Contraindications of PCA
1)issues with manuel dexterity
2)Issues with cognition
3)Knowledge of PCA
(Note: assess these before giving PCA)
What to monitor with PCA
-Respiratory rate (b/c of opioid)
-Level of sedation.
1)Antidote to narcotics?