Ok, so my NDX is: Chronic pain r/t osteoarthritis AEB client stating she was often in pain. My instructor ok'd this dx, thankfully, lol.
My interventions are: (sorry, Im at work and I dont have the paper w/ me so Im not going to list the rationales b/c I can't remember them off the top of my head, however I do have them, so that's not a problem)
My client is a 84yo female who is confined to a WC, she has oasteoarthritis, dementia, spinal scondylosis, osteoporosis, and CHF. She also has told me that she does not ask for her prn pain meds b/c she doesn't want to be bothersome. I already have 2 other dx's with the careplans made up that my CI said were good, but on this one she said my interventions need to be more specific and I just have no clue how to do that, Im not making the connection or something. Any suggestions?
1. Administer prescribed analgesics.
2. Administer an ongoing pain assessment to determine the effectiveness of prescribed medications.
3. Teach client to ask for prn medication befor pain gets severe.
I know I had one more, but I cant think of it without my paper in front of me...I just don't know why I'm having so much trouble coming up with specific interventions here, and it's frustrating the heck outta me!