A 25-year-old Arab American man is one day post op following a thoracotomy. There have been no post-surgical complications. He tells his family that he is “in terrible pain”, yet he reports ratings of 2 to 3 on 0-10 numeric rating scale to the nursing staff. He requests pain medication every two to three hours, and will not get out of bed or ambulate.
- Identify and state a priority nursing diagnosis label for your assigned patient related to pain.
- Develop and state three (3) nursing interventions for this nursing diagnosis label or patient problem. When planning individualized nursing interventions, consider the patient’s type of pain and cultural perspective.
- Provide your rationale or reasoning for each intervention chosen.
- Base your initial post on your readings and research of this topic.Your initial post must contain a minimum of 250 words. References, citations, and repeating the question do not count towards the 250 word minimum.