What are the nursing management of pain?
The goal of pain management is to eliminate the cause of pain, provide analgesia, or both. Avoid assuming that because a resident cannot express or respond to pain that it does not exist. Manage pain by eliminating or controlling the source. Provide analgesia as needed and appropriate.
How do you manage patient pain?
Key pain management strategies include:
- pain medicines.
- physical therapies (such as heat or cold packs, massage, hydrotherapy and exercise)
- psychological therapies (such as cognitive behavioural therapy, relaxation techniques and meditation)
- mind and body techniques (such as acupuncture)
- community support groups.
Why is pain management important in nursing?
Pain interferes with many daily activities, and one of the goals of acute pain management is to reduce the affect of pain on patient function and quality of life. The ability to resume activity, maintain a positive affect or mood, and sleep are relevant functions for patients following surgery.
Is pain a priority in nursing?
Analysis demonstrates that nurses do not give pain management as high a priority as many of the other aspects of their role. Educational deficits about some areas of pain management were identified. Educational provision about pain needs re-evaluating at both the pre- and post-registration level.
How can I manage my pain without medication?
Other pain management therapies
- Chiropractic care.
- Cold and heat therapy.
- Herbal or nutritional pain relievers.
- Music therapy.
- Physical therapy and occupational therapy.
Can a nurse withhold pain medication?
Nonmaleficence is often the principle of ethics invoked by nurses and practitioners when having difficulty deciding on pain treatments: they withhold medication citing ‘safety’.