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Self Care Mid Term Exam Lecture 2 Review

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Episodic Tension Vs Chronic Headaches

Question Answer
Episodic Tension HeadachesHeadache that occurs less than 15 days per month and less than 3 months
Chronic Tension HeadachesHeadache that occurs at least 15 days per MONTH for at least 3 MONTHS
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Types Headache (Tension HA)

Question Answer
LocationBilateral; over the top of head, extending to base of skull
NatureVaries from diffuse ache to tight, pressing, constricting pain
OnsetGradual
DurationMinutes to days
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Types of HA (Sinus HA)

Question Answer
LocationFace, Forehead or Periorbital area; usually localized to facial areas over the sinus (Referred)
NaturePressure behind eyes or face; the pain quality is typically dull and pressure-like
OnsetSimultaneous w/ sinus symptoms (typically dull and pressure-like) which include purulent nasal discharge
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Types of HA (Migraine)

Question Answer
LocationUsually unilateral
NatureThrobbing, may be preceded by aura
OnsetSuden
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Medication overuse Headache

Question Answer
What is “Medication-overuse headaches” (MoH)?frequent use (more than twice weekly) of Analgesics for 3 months or longer and occurs w/n hours of stopping the agent; re-administration provides relief.
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approximate onset of action and duration of activity for the analgesics

Question Answer
APAP Onset 30 mins
APAP Duration4 hrs
NSAIDs Onset30 mins
Ibuprofen Duration6-8 hrs
Naproxen Duration12 hrs
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a child weighs based APAP and Ibuprofen

Question Answer
APAP dose10 - 15 mg/kg
Ibuprofen dose5 -10 mg/Kg
Dosing Sched for APAPQ4-6 hrs, Max is 480 mg and 5 doses
Dosing Sched for IbuprofenQ6-8 hrs, Max is 300 mg and 4 doses
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