Nursing and the aging family dq week 4 part 1 student reply grettel
1. Ask the older adult to rate their pain on a numerical scale from 0 (no pain) to 10 (the worst possible pain).
2. Observe if the patient is exhibiting signs of discomfort such as wincing, groaning, limping, etc.
3. Talk to the patient about any physical sensations or changes in mobility they’re experiencing that could indicate pain.
4. Assess for physiological signs of pain such as increased pulse rate and elevated blood pressure levels, as well as changes in facial expressions and body language.
5. Ask questions about where they experience the most discomfort and if it appears to be getting worse over time.
6. Use tools such as functional assessment tests or quality-of-life questionnaires to determine how much difficulty they are having performing everyday activities due to their individual level of pain tolerance or endurance capabilities