Exercises: You will complete the following exercises via ShadowHealth© assessment, you may attempt each exercise as often as you would like. Once you have achieved at least 80% for each exercise, please download and save the LabPass document, and upload the PDF document to the dropbox.

  • Complete the ShadowHealth© Focused Exam: Pain Management (Tanner Bailey)

Professional Development: Write a 500-word APA reflection essay of your experience with the ShadowHealth© virtual assignment(s). At least two scholarly sources in addition to your textbook should be utilized. Answers to the following questions may be included in your reflective essay:

  • Would you prescribe any medications at this point? Why or why not? If so, what?
  • What would be the choice for second-line therapy?
  • What are the parameters for monitoring success of the therapy?
  • Discuss specific patient education based on the prescribed therapy.
  • List one or two adverse reactions for the selected agent that would cause you to change therapy.
  • What would be the choice for second-line therapy?
  • What lifestyle changes would you recommend for this patient, in addition to medication?
  • Describe one or two drug–drug or drug–food interactions for the selected agent.

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Professional Development


The issue of concern is for a patient who comes to the health setting with the chief complaint of having back pain. The patient has had the issue of pain in her back since he lifted a heavy box at work that was made up of sound equipment and stuff in it. He is experiencing pain in the lower back. The patient has visited the healthcare facility with the need for him to be prescribed opioids. 

Prescription of any medications at this point

The medication that could be proposed for the patient is an analgesic that is expected to help in relieving pain. This is an important step in that it will help in the management of the health of patients and allows for relieving of pain. The specific medication that is proposed is acetaminophen. The medication as per Friedman et al. (2020) is expected to help in relieving the pain that the patient is having. 

The choice for second-line therapy

The second line of therapy that is intended to be used in handling the health of the patient is the need for self-care. This is expected to entail the need for the patient to have physical exercises calling for the patient to take aerobic activities for 20-30 minutes for 5 days a week. 

Parameters for monitoring the success of the therapy

The monitoring of the success attained in making use of the therapy will be done by the assessment of the changes in the health of the patient. Along these lines, it is expected that there will be a change in the amount of pain that the patient is having. It is expected that the patient will become better….

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