The Management of Persistent Pain in Older Persons - page 2
AGS Clinical Practice Guideline: The Management of Persistent Pain in Older Persons Executive Summary Persistent pain, defined as a painful experience that continues for a prolonged period... Read More
Dec 21, '05Occupation: RN Joined: May '99; Posts: 3,488; Likes: 119Quote from lpntnGood for you! Keep advocating!As a charge nurse (LPN) in LTCF I find that many nurses do not "believe" in pain medication (possibly because it's an added pill to pull and chart), especially if it's a PRN order. In my opinion, all residents who complain of chronic pain should have routine pain meds ordered, with PRNs also. So what if they're 89 years old and addicted...are they going to go out an rob an ATM machine to get their drugs? My feelings are "keep them comfortable".