Jessica Rose December 13, 2015
Student ID# 277419 XTT Task 1
BSN to MSN
A Currently in my facility, we do not have a policy regarding geriatric and/or demented patients and pain control. I believe this needs to be changed because although we have an initial assessment protocol, we do not have any kind of protocol to control a geriatric or demented patients pain. Since demented patients are quite often left unable to communicate their feelings, I believe there would be, less adverse effects and better patient outcomes for this group of people and better satisfaction with their families.
B There are many people associated with proposing the change within the facility. First would be to go through the…show more content… | 2 and Randomized Control Trial | 4. Shega, J. W., Dale, W., Andrew, M., Paice, J., Rockwood, K., & Weiner, D. K. (2012). Persistent Pain and Frailty: A Case for Homeostenosis. Journal Of The American Geriatrics Society, 60(1), 113-117. doi:10.1111/j.1532-5415.2011.03769.x | 4 and Non-Experimental | 5. Zwakhalen, S., Hof, C., & Hamers, J. (2012). Systematic pain assessment using an observational scale in nursing home residents with dementia: exploring feasibility and applied interventions. Journal Of Clinical Nursing, 21(21/22), 3009-3017. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2702.2012.04313.x | 4 and Observational |
D H., Bell, J., Karttunen, N. M., Nykänen, I. A., M., & Hartikainen, S. A. (2013). Analgesic Use and Frailty among Community-Dwelling Older People. Drugs & Aging, 30(2), 129-136. doi:10.1007/s40266-012-0046-8. The purpose of this study was determine if frailty played a part in susceptibility to increased pain levels with adverse effects related to inadequately treated pain. The goal was to determine if there was different analgesic (prescription and nonprescription) use among varying level of determined frailty. Frailty levels of participants were determined using the Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS) regards to weight loss, low physical health, weakness, slowness and exhaustion. Participants were classified as robust, pre-frail or frail. The participants defined as robust had none of the CHS