Tag: pain management

Alternative Methods to Managing Pain

When your patients have pain, often they will treat that pain with medication. However, there are many options available for patients who aren’t interested in pills or for people who want to incorporate alternative methods to manage pain in with their schedule of medication.…

Non-Narcotic Postop Pain Management

Sometimes, you need a pair of fresh eyes to put a situation in perspective. Such was the case when Lisa McDonald, RN, CNOR, CNFRA, participated in post-operative group rounding as part of a committee at Canton-Potsdam Hospital in Canton, N.Y., to decrease post-op infection…

Controlling Pain in the ICU

When asked how common significant pain is in critically-ill adult patients in the ICU, Eileen F. Sollars, RN, special care unit nurse at Scottsdale Healthcare-Osborn, responded, “In a word: very.” She’s right. Moderate to severe pain during an ICU stay is reported in up…

Controlling Pain in the ICU

This article appeared Nov. 4 in the online edition of ADVANCE. American Association of Critical Care Nurses. Assessing pain in the critically ill adult 2013. http://www.aacn.org/wd/practice/content/practicealerts/assessing-pain-critically-ill-adult.pcms?menu=practice Barr J., et al. Clinical practice guidelines for the management of pain, agitation, and delirium in adult patients in the…

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