Managing Pain And Discomfort Case Study

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Unit 4222-212 Provide support to manage pain and discomfort (HSC 2003) Outcome 1 Understand approaches to managing pain and discomfort The learner can: 1. Explain the importance of a holistic approach to managing pain and discomfort * Using a holistic approach is important because it gets to the root of the problem, to the reason you’re having pain to begin with. Pain may be coming from another part 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. Describe different approaches to…show more content…
But regardless of the individual products and improvements that may be made to them, lifting and handling equipment broadly falls into the following categories: hoists, slings and other equipment, which move the full weight of an individual equipment designed to assist in a move and to take some of the weight of an individual, such as transfer boards equipment designed to assist the individual to help himself or herself, such as lifting handles positioned above a bed to allow individuals to pull themselves up. * This category also includes grab handles, raised toilet seats, patient hand blocks and lifting-seat chairs. 5. Carry out agreed measures to alleviate pain and discomfort. * Explain the importance of a holistic approach to managing pain and discomfort. Outline agreed ways of working that relate to managing pain and discomfort. Describe different approaches to alleviate pain and minimise discomfort Outcome 3 Be able to monitor, record and report on the management of individuals’ pain or discomfort The learner

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