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Palliative Care
Palliative Care
Palliative Care The role of the expert palliative care nurse is complex and unique. The nurse functions as an integral part of a Multidisciplinary team, providing expert skilled assessment and nursing care, supporting the patient and the family to make informed choices thereby encouraging the patient to continue to make autonomous decisions about their care towards the end of their life. However, often the nurse will find herself dealing with difficult family dynamics with family members having
Pain Medicine
Pain Medicine
Pain Medicine IMPLANTABLE INFUSION DEVICES FOR LONG TERM PAIN MANAGEMENT; EXAMINATION OF ITS EFFECTIVENESS AGAINST OTHER MEASURES I reviewed 36 available articles up to date in order to answer the above question. In my presentation I will start by giving background information about chronic pain. I will discuss different types of delivery systems available, their benefits to the patient, as well as disbenefits, and cost. Chronic pain reduces the quality of life in many patients and restricts the
Common drugs used in the Emergency Room
Common drugs used in the Emergency Room
Common drugs used in the Emergency Room By Henry Feldman, ?2001 (Edited by Lewis Nelson, MD) Routes of administration IV Intravenous administration is when the drug is given in liquid form directly into a vein. This is often done by placing a venous catheter to allow easy administration. IM Direct injection into the muscle. Often a painful mode of administration, and provides a slow route of absorption. PO By mouth (Per Orum). Typically intermediate between IM and IV in speed of absorption. (is