Pain Medications

There are a multitude of pain medication options, each depend on what phase of pain (acute/chronic) a person is experiencing.  Also, the choice of medication depends on what type of pain (bone/muscle/nerve/gut).

One of my favorite types of treatment includes “long acting” pain pills.  These stay in the blood stream longer and seem to make a huge improvement in relief and quality of a person’s life.

One thing for sure, the hospice team are experts in pain management.  They have nurses, doctors and pharmacists who collectively put together ideas to manage pain.  It’s fascinating to see relief of pain…especially pain that has gone on for so long!

I sure wish pain management (especially morphine) wouldn’t get such a bad rap…

Jackie

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About jackiebates

Experience: Registered Nurse 31 years Hospice Nurse 6 years Certified Hospice Palliative Nurse 4 years Caring for the dying is a passion that continues to grow and motivate me in life. Their intimate situations has allowed me a unique opportunity to help facilitate what others and I can learn about real life. Please teach me, challenge me and help me help others. All material written is copywritten 2011
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