Case #1 Discussion Questions:

  1. What questions would you ask the patient regarding the chief complaint?
  2. CC = low back pain and left leg pain?
  3. What questions would you ask regarding the HPI?

  4. Surgeon recommends inpatient treatment with physical therapy, traction, epidural steroid injection, and pain meds.  What pain medicine would be a good starting place for this scenario? And why?
  5. Write a Morphine PCA order (Fill out a PCA order form and hand in at beginning of conference).