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Pain Management: Think Outside the Box

Pain management is a routine intervention provided by clinicians.

Comprehensive pain management is a particularly necessary skill for home health clinicians.

As the body ages pain emerges with different disease-types. Unlike other sensory experiences, pain is influenced by ways in...

Posted by Joy Joan E. De Castro, RN, MSN on Jan 19, 2022

A Better Way to Assess OASIS M1242 Pain

Include the following evidence-based OASIS best clinical practices for assessing M1242 Pain Frequency:

(M1242) Frequency of Pain Interfering with patient's activity or movement

Identifies frequency with which pain interferes with patient’s activities, with treatments if prescribed.

Posted by Melissa Cott on Nov 9, 2020

Pain Management: PDGM Utilization Recommendations

A home health pain management program can be executed by either nursing or therapy. Patients requiring pain management should use a combination of medical (chronic pain medications) and non-medical intervention such as guided imagery, distraction, relaxation - among others. ...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Mar 3, 2020

7 Little Things That Make a Big Difference in Comprehensive Pain Management

Comprehensive pain management is a necessary clinical skill especially for the elderly population. As the body ages different types of diseases emerge with associated pain. Clinicians should understand that pain is not a sensation like touch or feeling.

Posted by Joy Joan E. De Castro, RN, MSN on Mar 13, 2018