For those suffering from chronic or acute pain, going through life can be a challenging experience, and every day can be a struggle. Fortunately, with modern medical resources, people living with daily pain can get the help they need. Of particular use to these individuals and their families are pain management nurses.
What Is Pain Management Nursing?
Pain management nursing is the treatment and monitoring of patients experiencing acute or chronic pain. This type of care is carried out by skilled nurses who are experienced in pain management and assessment techniques. A few of the services pain management nurses provide include:
- Conducting pain assessments by monitoring patient’s behavior and self-reports
- Assessment of patient pain as neurological, muscular, skeletal or visceral
- Determination of the cause of a patient’s pain and potential treatment options
- Coordination and communication with other medical professionals on the patient’s condition and care to provide comprehensive medical attention
- Administration and monitoring of medication, as well as determining the efficacy of administered medication
- Educating patients on pain management techniques and potential alternative options
- Assessing the patient for additional needs, such as physical therapy, home medical equipment, etc.
Why Choose Pain Management Nursing?
Nursing for pain management can be a valuable resource for those suffering from chronic or acute pain. With these services, patients and their families can benefit from:
- Pain and symptom mitigation and management techniques
- Improved daily function
- Control and reduction of side effects
- Improved use of drugs
- Exploration of nondrug therapy
- Improved quality of life
With pain management nursing at home, patients benefit even more by getting the care they need while enjoying the comfort of familiar surroundings.
What Types of Pain Can Benefit?
Patients with acute or chronic pain of all types can benefit from pain management nursing, attaining a new level of independence and health. With the educational resources and skills taught by a trained pain management nurse, patients can get on with their lives in relative safety and comfort.
Some kinds of pain this type of nursing can help with include the following:
- Pain following the onset of a disease
- Pain following recent hospitalization
- Acute or chronic pain
- Pain following a surgical procedure
- Joint pain or pain following joint replacement
- Pain due to cancer or chemotherapy
- Pain due to an injury or wound
Don’t let pain keep you or your loved one from the things you love. Pain management nursing can provide you and your loved ones with the skills and education you need to combat chronic and acute pain and get back to your lives. With Guardian Community Health Systems’ in-home pain management nursing care, you can do just that. Learn more about Guardian’s pain management nursing care by calling or contacting us today.