Pain Competency Self-Assessment Discussion Paper
Competency outcome 1: The student appropriately performs and documents pain screenings, assessments, and reassessments.
Competency outcome 2: The student teaches the patient and family about pain control.
Competency outcome 3: The student collaborates with the patient, the family, and the healthcare team to develop a pain management plan and define pain relief goals.
Competencies 1–3 Competent Y or N Asks all patients, in initial evaluation and routinely as part of a health assessment, about the presence of pain If pain is present, assesses critical characteristics, including location, quality, intensity, temporal characteristics, alleviating and aggravating factors, impact of pain, past interventions, and responses Utilizes simple and reliable pain intensity scales appropriate to age and cognitive status Teaches patients how and when to report pain, including side effects or adverse effects of pain treatment, roles in helping to manage pain, realistic pain relief goals, and how to utilize pain interventions Discusses realistic goals with patients Communicates and collaborates appropriately with physician, team members, unit pain resource nurse, inpatient pain consult services, acute pain service, anesthesiology, and others
Competency outcome 4: The student safely and effectively administers a pain treatment plan (including pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions).
Competency 4 Competent Y or N Administers prescribed analgesics as appropriate (combinations of analgesics, scheduled versus prn, and titration to meet individual needs) Assesses patients’ responses to interventions and documents reassessments within the time frame indicated by the unit’s pain procedures Proactively manages side effects of opioid analgesics Utilizes a variety of nonpharmacologic strategies to promote pain relief, including distraction, relaxation, imagery, massage, heat, cold, and positioning
Competency outcome 5: The student accurately programs and utilizes a patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) pump.
Competency 5 Competent Y or N Demonstrates setup and use of designated IV pump Follows policy and procedure when caring for patients with IV PCA, including appropriate documentation on pain infusion flow sheet Defines and recognizes opioid-induced respiratory depression and implements appropriate interventions
You have been assigned ONE of the following works of art. Your assigned artwork is listed directly ABOVE your name.
Alexander Calder Flamingo, 1974
Evelyn, Nacima, Dalal, Jennifer, Keegan, Digna
Marc Chagall Four Seasons, 1974
Courtney, Lorraine, Toweeka, Katelin, Leah, Denise
Pablo Picasso Untitled, 1967 (also referred to as: “The Chicago Picasso”)
Franko, Stacey, Jaylah, Rachel, Jamie, Kessia, Maria
Anish Kapoor Cloud Gate, 2006 (also referred to as: “The Bean”)
Mark, Jabri, Adelina, Katlyn, Deana, Persephone, Briana
Jaume Plensa Crown Fountain, 2004
Paul, Yunai, Charles (Trey), Kunal, Mia, Aida
In your initial post, imagine you are a tour guide leading a tour of your assigned artwork in downtown Chicago. Write a script of what you would say when you visit the work of art. You will need to do research in order to answer your questions and create your script. In your script, make sure to:
Describe the work of art in detail: What does it look like? What is the medium? Where is it located?
Describe and discuss the context: How does the historical, social, personal/narrative, political and/or scientific context impact how you understand the work of art? Make sure to use your textbook (Chapter 5) to support you with your discussion of context.
Describe and discuss its connection to our lives: What purpose best describes this work of art: Expression? Unification/exclusion? Communication? Protest/shock? Celebration/commemoration? Worship? Information/education/inspiration?
Ask a question: Pose a question that you would like your classmates to consider in their response to your post.
Properly cite any sources you consulted to help you understand the artwork and its context at the end of your post
Around 250 words
Each of your answers should be written using your own words. Do not copy and paste from your textbook or an Internet source. Ensure you cite your work and add reference(s) at the end of your journal. These should be the sources you are citing in your work. You should not need to do research from additional resources unless the question specifically asks you to do so;
Think about world history; imagine hundreds of years ago. What did communities do without the local police? Who protected people from harm?
Who was Alan Pinkerton and what did he create? Provide a brief overview of some of his accomplishments.
What do you think are the major differences between local police and private security personnel? Do they work well together? Provide an example.
What types of jobs are available for a person seeking an entry-level private security position?
What responsibilities, as a leader, should you be demonstrating as part of your duties?