tyle=”text-align: justify;”>NSB602 Pain Management and Nursing Practice
Mrs Jean Davis, a 72-year old woman, has been suffering from chronic pain from osteoarthritis for many years. This limits her mobility especially in the early morning when she finds long periods of lying/sitting down exacerbate the pain in her hips and lumbar and cervical spine. She has been admitted to hospital for elective total hip replacement. Her general health is satisfactory and there are no medical concerns for this patient.
Outline the approach you would take to obtaining a baseline pain assessment for Mrs Davis giving arguments for your key points that are supported by evidence from the literature.