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pain and management

HAney genpathC15 22

what is the definition of pain? a sensation of hurting, or strong discomfort, in some part of the body, caused by injury, disease, or functional disorder and transmitted through the nervous system
what is the purpose of pain? pain is a warning that something is wrong in normal body functioning
what is acute pain? is recent in onset and has been experienced over a period lasting less than 6 months
what is chronic pain? may either be continuous or intermittent, occurring over a period longer than 6 months
what is terminal pain? can be either acute or chronic but is the type of pain that occurs when the client in terminally ill
what is the treatment of pain? to remove the cause or lessen the pain's severity
what is the typical treatment of choice for cleints experiencing acute pain? medication
what does PCA mean? pateint-controlled analgesia
what can be attempted to block transmission of pain or to remove the cause of pain? surgery
what is aimed at helping the individual gain voluntary control over normally involuntary physiological functions? biofeedback
how many types of biofeedback are being used to control chronic pain? 4
what are the four types of biofeedback? electroencephalogram feedback, skin temperature feedback, cephalic blood volume-pulse feedback, and electromyographic feedback
how many areas are there for controlling pain? 6
what therapy is used by a person experiencing pain to produce relaxation and increase the production of endorphins? imagery
what is self-induced hypnosis? autohypnosis
when is autohypnosis most effective? when a person is motivated
what is the manipulation, methodical pressure, friction, and kneading the body? massage
what have physicians and doctors discovered that will help alleviate pain? music
what is aromatherapy? the use of essential oils found in plants and herbs to treat pain
true or false-in therapeutic touch, there is no physical touching of the client true
what is another word for yoga? union
about how many needles are used in acupuncture? about 10 to 12 per treatment
what is yoga used for? to promote relaxation, aid circulation, reduce fatigue, stimulate certain body areas, strengthen muscles and develope flexibility
Created by: ElisaW2009