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critically ill patients, obesity, pain management, practice guidelines



  1. D'Arcy, Yvonne MS, CRNP, CNS


Abstract: Most critical care patients have pain. Significant issues surround pain management when the patient is obese. Obstacles include the patient's physiology, changes in medication utilization, and the presence of painful comorbidities. This article provides information on treating obese patients for pain using practice guidelines.