Introduction to RSD
by Mary Elizabeth Greipp, RN,
Associate Professor Rutgers University-State University of New Jersey
Offered through National Institute of Health
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After you study
the information presented here, you will be able to:
1. Define reflex
sympathetic dystrophy syndrome (RSDS).
2. Identify the
three stages of RSDS and manifestations of each stage.
3. Outline treatment
and nursing care priorities for a patient with RSDS.
4. Identify the 6 potential
directions for basic and clinical research on new treatment strategies.
A. Case Study
C. Bizarre Symptoms
D. A Three-Stage Profile
F. Focus on Pain
Aspects of Care
H. Unanswered Questions
I. New Research
3) RSD/CRPS model systems,
4) disease mechanisms,
5) integration between basic research and clinical research, and