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Pain management

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  • 1. Pain ManagementIt is the policy of WCMC to respect and support the patient’s right tooptimal pain assessment and management Pain is assessed in all patients Optimal management of pain enhances healing and promotes both physical and psychological well being It is the responsibility of all staff members to inform patients of their right to pain management Patients will have their pain assessed frequently and reassessed for relief of pain, and have their response to treatment assessed
  • 2. Pain Management (continued)All patients entering this facility for admission or observationreceive: An initial pain assessment Detailed history and physical to include pain status Psychosocial assessment to include cultural implications Education on treatment of pain Reassessment of pain Discharge planning on pain management A thorough physical exam that documents all sites of pain
  • 3. Pain Management (continued) Reassessment of pain is an ongoing process for all patients Patients are assessed for pain with assessments and with hourly rounding during the day and two hour rounding at night If patient has a complaint of pain then patient’s pain is treated appropriately After treatment the patient is reassessed for pain relief The patient’s vital signs are also reassessed within 30 minutes to 1 hour after medication is given and this is documented The patients pain is also assessed PRN as their condition warrants All assessments and reassessments are charted on the appropriate unit specific form or via the computer
  • 4. Pain Management (continued) Surgery patients are reassessed every two hours post- op for the first 24 hours The FLACC (Face, Legs, Activity, Cry, and Consolability) pain scale is used on cognitively impaired patients The FLACC pain scale is also be used for pediatric patients that are unable to validate or quantify the severity of their pain • Pain is assessed to understand how much a child is experiencing and to understand if what is being done is working - Information is provided to parents to help them identify the child’s pain

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