What If a Resident Cannot Be Interviewed?

May 2012
MDS Alert;May2012, Vol. 10 Issue 5, pp49
The article offers information on what should be done when a resident cannot be interviwed for pain assesment. It stated that staff have to assess the frequency of pain if they can't understand the residents feeling. It also discusses on use of code 9 if resident is unable to answer, review of resident's medical record and evaluation of need, response and timing of treatment for pain.


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