Sacred Heart Home Health
Measure: Percentage of patients who have less pain when moving around

Time Period Ending:  12/31/2012

Rate: 56%

What We Are Doing:

Pain management is important to us. We believe that controlling pain leads to a better quality of life. We understand having less pain with activities is one of the highest priorities of our patients.  The enjoyment achieved from doing things that you like to do is enhanced when pain is managed well.   Our staff will assess your pain at each visit to help you determine what is realistic and achievable based on your specific needs.  Using the assessment, we will make a realistic plan together with your physician so as to achieve the highest level of pain control possible.  Our goal is to provide a multidisciplinary team who has expertise in pain management and communication so that each visit with you is moving you toward your goal in improving your activity level with less pain.

 

Our interdisciplinary team continues to evaluate the pain management practices in the agency, research best practice in pain management, and implement strategies to reduce the pain our patients experience with activity.   Efforts will include updated teaching materials for patients and their caregivers, to allow patients an ability to participate in controlling their pain.

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