As an FNP, you are working in an urgent care setting. TC comes to the clinic with a work-related injury to the right shoulder. The patient rates the pain 8 on a scale of 0–10. The patient is unable to perform any ROM to the shoulder. There is no neck pain.

What pieces of the holistic assessment are missing from this scenario?

  1. As a healthcare provider, what else do you need to understand about this patient related to pain management?
  2. Describe the process of rational drug choice for this case study. In your process, discuss your thought processing of anti-inflammatory agents, topical agents, and narcotics.
  3. Include in your response the teaching you would provide to TC.
  4. What is meant by the DEA Drug Classification Schedule? Explain each category/classification.

Answer: A shoulder injury is among the common occupational hazards occurring in a work setting…….