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What is important in palliative care?
Control of pain, symptoms, and of psychological, social, and spiritual problems.
What is autonomy?
Dictates that capable people have the right to decide what medical treatments they will undergo.
What is nociceptive pain?
Pain that is the result of musculoskeletal or visceral injury.
Musculoskeletal pain characterized by aching, throbbing, stabbing pain and/or a sensation of pressure.
Visceral pain in characterized by by gnawing, cramping, aching, sharp, and/or stabbing sensations.
What causes neuropathic pain?
Lesions or physiologic changes in the nervous system.
It is characterized by hypersensitivity to damaged and surrounding areas and often has burning, tingling, shooting, or numbness.
Opiods are good for controlling what type of pain?
Visceral
How are NSAIDS used in controlling pain in a palliative patient?
They are used with opiates to decrease the need for more opiods.
What drugs are good for treating dyspnea in a palliative patient?
Opiates and morphine.
What drugs are good for controlling nausea and vomiting in a palliative patient?
Taldol, Reglan, Zofran, Phenergan.
In a palliative patient, Alderol has what role?
In treating depression.