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Ep21: Prioritization #3: Pain

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Hey guys . . . in this episode of the prioritization series I discuss PAIN . . . that’s right.  And why it is sometimes better to NOT give any pain medication.


I am a very firm believer in assessing pain and administering pain medication . . . however, there are circumstances when pain meds should be held.

This is where prioritization gets tricky and you have to really use your critical thinking skills to be a stellar nurse.

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Date Published - Feb 13, 2015
Date Modified - Apr 17, 2019

Jon Haws RN

Written by Jon Haws RN

Jon Haws RN began his nursing career at a Level I Trauma ICU in DFW working as a code team nurse, charge nurse, and preceptor. Frustrated with the nursing education process, Jon started NRSNG in 2014 with a desire to provide tools and confidence to nursing students around the globe. When he's not busting out content for NRSNG, Jon enjoys spending time with his two kids and wife.