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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. ...

Posted by Melissa Cott on May 5, 2022

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

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