in patient with sickle cell disease how can we improve thier pain control manage

October 17, 2006 11:19am CST
it has to be evidence based practice research and to imlpement change
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@sweetcakes (3506)
• United States
18 Oct 06
Many pain crises can be managed at home. Your child will need to increase their fluid intake and should use the pain pills prescribed by their doctor. If you can’t take care of the pain at home with these measures, or if the warning signs listed above occur, then get medical care right away. In addition to drinking lots of water and taking pain pills, there are many other ways to help your child fight the pain of sickle cell disease. As with other kinds of pain, it’s best to use many different approaches at once to get the best pain relief. Biofeedback, cognitive strategies, self-hypnosis, and progressive relaxation all show great promise as useful treatments to add in to the usual sickle cell pain treatment.