What follow up questions do you need to formulate when assessing post-op pain
Ans) The timing of pain re-assessments should be based on when the intervention is expected to work. For most medications, this would be approximately 15-30 minutes after administration.
- Is the pattern of pain unusual?
Is the pain intermittent?
Is the pain chronic?
Does the pain stop the patient carrying out usual activities?
Does the pain have a neuropathic component or elements of complex regional pain syndrome when the patient complains of a chronic burning pain in one limb?
Are there psycho-physiological responses to the pain?
Is there some relief from pain after medication administration?
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