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The processes involved with pain management touch most everyone in a hospital environment – including physicians, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, administrators, and finance. And of course, the patients and their families.
It’s time to improve patient care at the bedside, improve satisfaction, improve pain management processes and improve the bottom line.
This is Mr. Carswell. He’s a healthy 68-year-old male who recently underwent major surgery. Mr. Carswell can expect a hospital stay of 2-3 days.
Mr. Carswell is moved from recovery. He’s responding well and his physician discontinues his IV PCA, transitioning him to Oxycodone 10 mg PO Q3 prn pain. Mr. Carswell’s wife is by his bedside and he’s resting comfortably.
That evening, Mr. Carswell wakes up with pain and calls for the nurse. His nurse is in another patient’s room when the unit secretary rings relaying Mr. Carswell’s need for pain medication. It took her approximately 20 minutes to finish with that patient before she could leave to consult the MAR to confirm it was time for Mr. Carswell’s next dose. She walks down the hallway to the ADM, removes the single dose of pain medication, and returns to Mr. Carswell’s room.
She arrives to meet a frustrated and irritable Mr. Carswell and his wife who is very vocal about the delay in getting her husband his pain medication when requested.
Just before the nurse finishes her additional required and requested tasks in Mr. Carswell’s room, she receives a call from the unit secretary that informs her that room 737 has requested their pain medication.
At 3 AM, Mr. Carswell wakes up in pain. He calls for his pain medication. His wife creates a scene and demands that her husband receives his medication immediately.
The next morning, Mr. Carswell’s physician is greeted by an agitated patient and his extremely upset spouse. He learns that despite repeated requests, Mr. Carswell did not receive his pain meds in a timely manner and as a result spent most of the night and morning in pain.
Mr. Carswell is scheduled for physical therapy. The physical therapist arrives and finds that Mr. Carswell has not had his pain medication. Due to the delay in getting his patient adequately medicated for therapy, the session is cancelled and rescheduled for the next day. Mr. Carswell is extremely upset by the rescheduling and grows increasingly agitated as the day progresses.
Mr. Carswell is still not receiving timely pain relief and his spouse is extremely vocal about her displeasure of their treatment.
His recovery is not progressing as quickly as hoped – much of this is attributable to delays in pain management.
Mr. Carswell completes his inpatient physical therapy and is discharged from the hospital.
Three days after returning home, Mr. Carswell is admitted to the ER for pain-related issues.
Pain that is not adequately managed can cause serious issues for patients, physicians, healthcare workers and hospitals. Delays in pain medication administration is consuming in time, dollars, and patience.
The solution to this conundrum is putting pain management into the hands of those feeling the pain – the patients.
Medication on Demand – or MOD as it’s now known, improves patient care at the bedside, improves patient and nursing satisfaction, improves pain management processes, and improves the bottom line.
A patient stay lasting more than 24-hours consumes more than an hour of a nurse’s time solely for the purpose of delivering as-needed pain medication.
Using smart technology to streamline the delivery of pain medication saves time and associated costs – monetarily, physically, and emotionally.
Let’s take a look Mr. Carswell again, only this time with MOD at his bedside…
Mr. Carswell is moved from recovery and is transitioned from the IV PCA to oral pain medication. His doctor prescribes MOD for the delivery of his pain medication. Mr. Carswell’s wife is by his bedside and he’s resting comfortably.
That evening, Mr. Carswell wakes up with pain and presses the pain scale on the MOD to register his pain, waves his wristband in front of the device, and retrieves his medication.
In less than 30 seconds, Mr. Carswell has taken his next dose of medication and goes back to sleep.
His nurse has had a busy night with patient-related emergencies. When she finally gets a moment, she checks on Mr. Carswell and sees that he has taken his pain medication. She quickly queries the device and leaves to attend to her other duties. Before heading home, she stops by to see Mr. Carswell. He tells her he had a restful night’s sleep and thanks her for all her efforts.
Using MOD for as-needed pain medication changes the entire pain management dynamic.
The MOD device sits at the patient’s bedside. It is programmed and filled as required by the prescribing physician.
MOD is an FDA-approved class I device and meets The Joint Commission requirements for the delivery of scheduled pain medications. It is ergonomically designed so just about everyone can easily use it.
Mr. Carswell’s physician stops to check on Mr. Carswell’s progress. He talks with him and his wife about his upcoming physical therapy, checks his vitals, talks with Mrs. Carswell about what she can be doing to help her husband recover, and leaves to finish rounds.
An hour later, it’s time for Mr. Carswell’s next pain pill. He sets his book to his side, engages MOD, takes his pill, and within a matter of seconds, returns to read a few more pages of his book before napping.
Later that afternoon, Mr. Carswell’s physical therapist arrives. Mr. Carswell needs another dose of pain medication. His PT calls the nurse who stops by Mr. Carswell’s room, overrides MOD for a “now dose”, gives Mr. Carswell the pain pill, and leaves to continue her tasks. Mr. Carswell leaves for his physical therapy session.
That night, sore from his physical therapy session, Mr. Carswell awakes in pain. He reaches to his bedside, engages the MOD device, and moments later, he’s taken his prescribed pain medication. He falls back to sleep allowing his body to rest and heal.
Mr. Carswell awakes refreshed from a good night’s sleep. It’s time for his next pain pill. He engages MOD, takes his pill, and talks about the upcoming day with his wife. His last physical therapy session is this morning and his pain is under control.
His nurse stops in and is pleased with his progress. She queries the MOD device and spends some time talking with Mr. and Mrs. Carswell about his progress and what they can expect over the next few months. She leaves to enter Mr. Carswell’s information into the MAR and attend to her other required duties and tasks.
Shortly after lunch, Mr. Carswell’s doctor stops to see him and is happy to see that he’s continuing to progress right on schedule. He signs the discharge papers. Mr. and Mrs. Carswell head home later that afternoon.
A few weeks later, Mr. Carswell’s physician and the hospital received a lovely hand-written note from the Carswells that accompanied their completed patient satisfaction survey. The Carswell’s had given the hospital high ratings in all categories.
With the use of MOD at the patients’ bedsides, the hospital began seeing their HCAHPs (pronounced H-CAPS) scores increase…
Experienced hard dollar savings through more efficient processes…
Created a patient-focused good-will campaign
And decreased overtime costs while increasing their staff satisfaction and retention rates.
The process of pain medication delivery touches everyone– physicians, nurses, physical and occupation therapists, administration, finance, patients, and myriad others as well.
Incorporating MOD into the daily routine relieves the sting currently felt under old, outdated pain management practices and processes. MOD allows hospital staff to work smarter and leaner. It eliminates the non-value-added activity of delivering one pain pill at a time – significantly reducing associated costs to both patients and the hospital – and provides a healing environment of quality bedside patient care.
MOD – improving patient care at the bedside.
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