Pain Management: 2022 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. ...
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...
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.
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.