I am investigating pain follow-up practices in hospice and would like some input from my peers...
If you have a patient who reports pain during your visit, would you complete the visit and leave the home before the patient has achieved an acceptable level of comfort? I say no, but I am told that not all hospice nurses practice in this manner, which surprises me.
If you change the POC for pain during your visit, do you make a phone call the next day to assess the effectiveness of the new POC?
If so, how do you document the 24hr pain follow-up? Specifically, is there a particular place within your electronic chart which is specifically for this documentation? It might be helpful to know which software you are using if you are willing to share the vendor name.
Thanks for taking the time to read and answer this, I appreciate your feedback!