Sunday, November 21, 2010

Comfort Management - pg 207 Excelsior CPNE Study Guide 17th Edition

Assess comfort needs by asking the patient if they are comfortable or need anything or observing behavior.
Provide 3 comfort measures: (TLC)
  1. reposition
  2. wash face and hands
  3. backrub
  4. distraction - if child playing, singing, giving favorite toy, pacifier
  5. adjust pillow or linens
  6. mouthcare (don't forget the gloves)
  7. medications (if assigned)
  8. heat or cold (if assigned)
Record what the patient said and what you did and the patient's response.

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