Upon completion of the chapter the reader will be able to

1. Describe the pathophysiological principles associated with tissue injury and inflammation.

2. Identify the desired therapeutic goals and outcomes for a patient with musculo-skeletal injury or pain.

3. Identify the factors that guide selection of an analgesic or counterirritant for a particular patient.

4. Recommend appropriate nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic therapy for a patient with musculoskeletal injury or pain.

5. Design a patient education plan including nonpharmacologic therapy and preventative strategies.

6. Develop a monitoring plan to assess treatment of a patient with musculoskeletal disorders.

Blood Pressure Health

Blood Pressure Health

Your heart pumps blood throughout your body using a network of tubing called arteries and capillaries which return the blood back to your heart via your veins. Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as your heart beats.Learn more...

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