Pain Teaching 1934

SN instructed patient to take pain medication before pain becomes severe to achieve better pain control. Always refill your meds before you run out of them. SN instructed patient on nonpharmacologic pain relief measures, including relaxation techniques, positioning ,etc. SN instructed to report to physician if experiencing pain level not acceptable , pain level greater than 6/10, pain medications not effective, unable to tolerate pain medications, and pain affecting ability to perform normal activities