Elderly people often feel unnecessary pain. Nearly 70 percent of nursing home residents have (chronic) pain because they have many illnesses or disabilities at the same time. Usually people couldn’t find the way to treat pain management. Especially during these days when a coronavirus spreading in the world once again. In association for specialists in geriatric medicine - you will find various tools and products that can help with this. Because you can do something too!

Pain limits the functioning of the elderly and affects the quality of life. If you do something for the pain, you ensure that the elderly feel better and function better. Your role as a nurse or caretaker is very important here, because you:

  • Can recognize pain in the elderly.
  • Can help find a sitting / lying position that is less painful or provides distraction.
  • May ask about the difference with previous (pain) behavior in contact with family.
  • Prescribed medication can give the right way.
  • Can report on the effect and side effects of the treatment.
  • Report serious side effects to the doctor in attendance immediately.

With the help of this manual, you can help the elderly get faster and better treatments for pain. The manual contains information about the causes and consequences of pain. These reactions of the elderly and possible treatments.
In Conversation about Misunderstandings

The manual also contains an overview of common misunderstandings that exist in the elderly. There are many innovative, safe & effective methods of pain relief but talking about pain is nagging in our society. They already have so many complaints and problems that they just don't talk about that pain. Many elderly people also think that pain is part of the life after the age of 50. How can you respond? For example, say something like:

  • Pain is very annoying for everyone. So also for you.
  • Talking about pain is always important because then we can pay more attention and do something about it.
  • Always tell me about pain. This can help treat the physical complaints.
  • Pain can be reduced or gone by treating it.

In the manual you will find a response to the various misunderstandings. Also about the use of painkillers.

Nursing Home Residents in Pain
Knowledge about pain is important if you want to be able to support the client sufficiently. Measuring symptoms and pain relief treatment do not require hospitalization every time. Diagnosis from home is also possible. With the help of e-learning you can better recognize pain. Proper telemedicine pain management can be done in a nursing home resident. You know which tools you can use in recognizing pain. You can find what your role is in the diagnosis and treatment of pain. You also learn what to pay attention to for clients who use pain medication. The e-learning for elderly takes about an hour and costs almost nothing.

Pain Management VS Coronavirus
Thousands of people are getting affected by coronavirus every day. It is the number one cause of death in adults these days.

Anyone can be affected by coronavirus, at any time of the day. The social costs of stroke are very high. Rapid diagnosis and treatment is critical to improve the chances of recovery. Body pain is one of the most common and known symptom of effected patients. Rapid diagnosis and treatment is critical to improve the chances of recovery. Every minute is important and can mean the difference between life and death, or between recovery and permanent disability. Therefore it is always better to consult with your doctors anytime and get the most benefit from telemedicine.

More information
There are many pain management and telemedicine websites where you will find more information about the multidisciplinary guideline. Recognition, treatment and prescription pain medicine should always be your first priority. Do you want to get started to implement the guideline in your organization? Think of setting up a pain team or an attention field pain or nursing pain consultant. They can help you and your team think about the best approach for elderly people with pain.

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Misty Jhones