[abstract] PAIN MANAGEMENT FOR THE WOUND CARE PATIENT

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[abstract] PAIN MANAGEMENT FOR THE WOUND CARE PATIENT

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Title: [abstract] PAIN MANAGEMENT FOR THE WOUND CARE PATIENT
Author: Josefsen, L; Warriner, RA
Abstract: INTRODUCTION: Pain (JCAHO): an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage. JCAHO standards are Assessment, Treatment, Education, and Performance Improvement. Pain management begins with our initial evaluation and assessment of the patient. Patient right: appropriate assessment and management of pain. Assessment components: History, Localization, Extension, radiation, depth, Duration, Onset, Time of day, Character, Intensity, Cessation, and Associated symptoms. METHOD: Important aspects of assessment: Location, Quality, Onset, Duration and frequency, Intensity, Exacerbating factors, Alleviating factors, Impact on quality of life, Obtain a thorough medical medication history, Physical Inspection. Pain classifications: Acute,Chronic, Somatic, Visceral, and Neuropathic. Monitor patients continuously RESULT: Pain does not indicate the seriousness or the amount of tissue damage, but it generally indicates the rate of tissue damage. Pain indicates that tissue damage is in progress. Slight wounds may be quite painful, and extensive wounds may be painless. Recognize CONCLUSION: (JCHAO) Recognize patient's rights to appropriate assessment and management of their pain, determine and ensure staff competency in pain assessment and management, Record the result of pain assessment, monitor patients for pain intensity, quality and responses to treatment, Educate patients and their families about effective pain management practices, Collect and monitor the appropriateness and effectiveness of pain management. pain management, assessment
Description: Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc. (http://www.uhms.org )
URI: http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/1243
Date: 2002

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