Acute/Chronic Pain

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Acute/Chronic Pain

Concept: Comfort

Acute/Chronic Pain

Pain Assessment:

Location: Knowing the location can help identify the cause/underlying problem leading to the pain. Intensity: mild (1-4), moderate (5-6), severe (7-10). -Faces scale (children or illiterate), numerical 1-10 scale. Quality: descriptors (sharp, burning, stabbing, on fire, tender, sensitive, shooting, numb, radiating, throbbing, heavy) -superficial (itchy, tingling, cold); deep (cramping, aching, dullDuration: establishes difference between acute & chronic. -acute: last through recovery period 30 days-6 months -chronic: lasts longer than 6 months.


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