Harmony Healthcare Blog

Pain Management Intervention

Posted by The Harmony Team on Wed, Oct 17, 2012

Edited by Kris Mastrangelo

Pain management should be an interdisciplinary approach.  For example, nursing can look at PRN versus scheduled medications and what time those medications are administered.  Both therapy and nursing can look at the provision of hot packs, ice packs, therapeutic exercise, range of motion, and positioning techniques.  Your activities department is a hidden resource.  They can help the patient with visualization, relaxation techniques and provide the patient with activities to help distract them from their pain.  Whatever intervention you put in place, you want to make sure it is care planned appropriately and reviewed regularly.  That way you know you have the best intervention in place to help manage your patient’s pain.

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Tags: Therapy, Pain Management, Medicare Minute

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