Those that know me know I like to throw out a "challenge" question every now and then to get people thinking.
This time the question is:
What non-pharmacological methods have you used to help your patients cope with pain?? These are not intended to replace pain interventions but maybe just help the patient with the sudden move or assist with a cough or even just to cope while you get the injection for them.
I am thinking here in terms of deep breathing, relaxation, guided imagery even heat and cold.
What do you find beneficial and what is useless.