Unit 4222-212 Provide support to manage pain and discomfort (hsc 2003) Outcome 1 Understand approaches to managing pain and discomfort. 1. Explain the importance of holistic approuch to managing pain and discomfort. Using a holistic approach is important because it gets to the root of the problem and the reason your having pain to begin with or Pain may be coming from another part of the body and when you try to find out where the pain originates from this can help you to decide the best way to treat it. When you know the cause and you can resolve the problem more accurately and Pain maybe emotional pain if they are concerned about something or it may also be due to anxiety or you worry about what may happen to them.
Pain may be coming from another part of of the body. When you try to find out where the pain originates from this can help you to decide the best way to treat it. When you know the cause, you can resolve the problem more accurately. Pain maybe emotional pain if they are concerned about something, it may also be due to anxiety/ worry about what may happen to them. 2.
Aiii: The principles to be followed for safe moving and handling are that there needs to be risk assessments and procedures done to minimise the risk of injury to the employee. This may include recommended amount of people required to move an object, specific equipment needed and training to safe about handling equipment safety. Aiv: It is important to follow the care plan and communicate with each individual when assisting and moving as moving them incorrectly may cause them to be injured or discomfort. You need to inform and discuss with the person in concern about how to be moved, provide help and equipment when required. Av: Doctors are responsible for prescribing medication.
Before using any methods to manage pain the individual needs to be assessed as every kind of pain relief can be harmful. A care plan needs to be put in place outlining the patients diagnosis (if appropriate) needs, recommended outcomes and meds charts etc. policies and procedures always have to be followed and necessary precautions have to be taken Outcome 2. 1. Severe pain or discomfort could really transform an individual.
The emotional distress and other pressures inherent in situations in which patients are approaching the end of their life sometimes lead to misunderstandings and conflict between doctors and patients and those close to them, or between members of the healthcare team. However, this can usually be avoided through early, sensitive discussion and planning about how best to manage the patient’s care. Advanced care planning (ACP) is a process of discussion between an individual and his/her care provider. It is to make clear a person’s wishes in anticipation of a deteriorisation in their condition in the future, with associated loss of capacity to make decisions or communicate wishes to others. It only comes into effect if and when a person has lost such capacity.
Staff should always consent when providing support, if not the client could be at risk of abuse. Av A description of how a social care worker might gain the consent of the individual. To gain consent staff could ask the client, ask them to write the answer down, also from an advocate. Avi An explanation of what the social care worker must do if they are unable to gain consent or if the individual is not able to express themselves. If staff are unsure of whether the client has given consent they should ask again and if consent is not given, staff should seek advice from the Manager or the client’s family.
As a care provider it is your duty or role to find out the underlying reasons of lack in personal care and how they may be addressed. If the client has an illness or disability such as depression, Alzheimer’s, dementia, a learning disability and schizophrenia then one solution cold be to speak to your manager or social worker to get a care plan drawn up, for the client. These should be followed accordingly once the client has been assessed. Clients with dementia may become confused and agitated, so remember to keep things calm and simple, providing a warm relaxed atmosphere. Sometimes just sitting down with the client in a private, calm atmosphere and discussing with them the reasons why personal hygiene or care is important and work together with them to provide a plan of action or solution to assist them.
Again, it is important to re-assure family and significant others that in the next few weeks they will see a difference and understand that their needs are as important as other and taking care of ones own needs can help us to help those that need our help. They too can play an important role, by being there emotionally and offer activities, as when they feel fit to do so. You can offer periodic telephonic up dates and can be encourage to attend medical appointments. There are other organisations that can help family and significant others overcome their guilty feeling and management can find resources to help them
If they are capable they will be able to tell you how they would prefer to be treated, and what their personal needs are. If they are unable to communicate with you, you could talk to their family; they could provide information about the history and preferences of the client. Another way that would also be useful is to talk to social workers, doctors or any other professional involved in the client’s care, as they will be able to give you information on any medical conditions and needs that you need to be aware of. Bii) Describe two ways of making sure that the history, preferences, wishes and needs of an individual using the service are recognised in support or care plans. Support people with the same respect you would want for yourself or a member of your family.
Close them naturally. If you can't do this cover up your eyes with a pillow or something. Listen for footsteps or voices outside your room, or people opening your door. ------------------------------------------------- Know what to do if you aren't prepared for them coming. If someone walks in or looks around the door and you are not laid in a sleeping position, don't make any quick movements or they will see or hear you.