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How is pain managed by hospice care?

Beth Browder, RN, CHPN, On Call Triage Beth Browder, RN, CHPN, On Call Triage
Doty Fry, RN, Case Manager Doty Fry, RN, Case Manager
Daryl Pugh, RN, Case Manager Daryl Pugh, RN, Case Manager
Sandy Bourgeois, RN, Case Manager Sandy Bourgeois, RN, Case Manager

Pain is a common end of life experience.  How it is handled can make the difference in a person's quality of life and comfort in their own environment. 

Odyssey Hospice assesses pain upon admission by identifying type, location and severity.  All Odyssey Hospice staff is trained to assess pain with each visit or contact. 

Monitoring medication effectiveness and providing family education is another way we anticipate and control symptoms. 

Odyssey Hospice 24-hour availability and aggressive symptom management makes us the expert in end of life care.

 

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