Flashcards in Pain in Labour Deck (6):
What is pain?
‘an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage or, described in terms of such damage’
What is the perception of pain?
Cultural factors: no noise
Progress in labour: communicate with woman
Support in labour (Hodnett E): constant support
What are the fibres?
A-beta fibres large diameter fibres that carry sensations of pressure and temperature
C fibres transmit pain sensations and A-delta fibres small diameter fibre
What is the natural pain relief released in our body?
How do we measure pain?
Visual analogue scale
Mc Gill pain questionnaire: how will this enhance pain score - more accurate
Always ask how severe the pain is. Ask twice once when they are in a lot of pain and then once given medication ask again to see if the medication has worked