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Zap chronic pain with SCS therapy

Zap chronic pain with SCS therapy painpointers Zap chronic pain with SCS therapy PAT ARCIDICONO, RN, MSN Preoperative and Postoperative Care Unit Manager • Fredericksburg Ambulatory Center • Fredericksburg, Va. IF YOU ENCOUNTER a patient with contraindications include pregnancy, the chronic pain that hasn’t responded to other inability to operate the SCS system, any con- forms of treatment, a spinal cord stimulator dition that makes the patient a poor surgical (SCS) may be the answer. An SCS delivers candidate, and failure to obtain adequate low levels of electrical energy to the spinal pain relief from the SCS trial. Have a patient cord, which interfere with the sensation of with pain that A closer look at an SCS). The goal is Trial run pain (see just won’t quit? When SCS therapy is being considered, the to control pain and reduce opioid use so the Consider a little - - patient can be comfortable, active, and pro patient must undergo a trial before the de electricity to ductive. vice is implanted permanently. This trial evaluates the device’s effect on the patient’s the spine. In this article, I’ll give you the rundown on SCS therapy, including which patients pain, medication dosages, and overall qual- make the best candidates http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nursing Made Incredibly Easy! Wolters Kluwer Health

Zap chronic pain with SCS therapy

Nursing Made Incredibly Easy! , Volume 5 (4) – Jul 1, 2007

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© 2007 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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1544-5186
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1552-2032
DOI
10.1097/01.NME.0000278464.38239.25
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painpointers Zap chronic pain with SCS therapy PAT ARCIDICONO, RN, MSN Preoperative and Postoperative Care Unit Manager • Fredericksburg Ambulatory Center • Fredericksburg, Va. IF YOU ENCOUNTER a patient with contraindications include pregnancy, the chronic pain that hasn’t responded to other inability to operate the SCS system, any con- forms of treatment, a spinal cord stimulator dition that makes the patient a poor surgical (SCS) may be the answer. An SCS delivers candidate, and failure to obtain adequate low levels of electrical energy to the spinal pain relief from the SCS trial. Have a patient cord, which interfere with the sensation of with pain that A closer look at an SCS). The goal is Trial run pain (see just won’t quit? When SCS therapy is being considered, the to control pain and reduce opioid use so the Consider a little - - patient can be comfortable, active, and pro patient must undergo a trial before the de electricity to ductive. vice is implanted permanently. This trial evaluates the device’s effect on the patient’s the spine. In this article, I’ll give you the rundown on SCS therapy, including which patients pain, medication dosages, and overall qual- make the best candidates

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Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!Wolters Kluwer Health

Published: Jul 1, 2007

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