Describe the diagnostic tools used in developing pain management plans.
Description should include
- pain-related health history and examination
- understanding the role of family in supporting individuals in need of pain management
- practice-appropriate screening tools that include aspects such as mood and function
- the use and limitations of pain scales
- differential diagnosis of pain and its placement on the pain continuum.
Resource: Promoting Safer and More Effective Pain Management, CDC
- What are the Wong-Baker, LEGO, and Hospice assessment tools?
- How do pain assessment tools vary across the life span?
- When completing an assessment, is pain considered subjective or objective?
Related Standards of Learning
The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts.
- Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
- Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
- Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
- Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
- Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.