22 June 2012

What is Fibromyalgia?Nursing Care Diagnosis and Intervention

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes pain, stiffness, and tenderness of the muscles, tendons, and joints. Fibromyalgia is also characterized by restless sleep, awakening feeling tired, chronic fatigue, anxiety, depression, and disturbances in bowel function.

Nursing diagnosis for Fibromyalgia
Chronic Pain related to stiffness,Muscles,Tendons,and Joints.

Nursing Intervention for Fibromyalgia

  • Support pain killer and analgesics, support the client’s nonpharmacological methods to help control pain, such as PT, group therapy, distraction, relaxation, massage and heat/cold applications. 
  • Explore appropriate resources for management of pain on a long-term basis (Hospice, Pain care center) 
  • Assist client and family in minimizing effects of pain on interpersonal relationships and daily activities such as work and recreation. 
  • Assume that pain is present and treat accordingly in clients who have a pathological condition.
  • For persistent mild cancer, obtain a prescription to administer nonopioid analgesics.
  • Watch for signs of depression with chronic pain; sleepiness, not eating, flat effect, statements of depression, or suicidal ideation.