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Pain Relief Tools for Patients & Self-Care

AHNA is creating a “Holistic Pain Relief Toolkit” to educate and support nurses in the use evidence-based nonpharmacologic approaches in their nursing practice and self-care.

The Toolkit will include educational content about essential oils, physical and energetic touch, thermal applications, progressive muscle relaxation, Meditation Based Stress Reduction, visualization, yoga, tai chi, and more, and will include:

  • Content for nurses to learn ABOUT these approaches 
  • Content for nurses to learn HOW to perform these approaches
  • Sample policies and procedures for facilities

The Toolkit will be released in stages and AHNA will release both paper and digital versions.

The first "taste" of the Toolkit is a 2-page pdf that nurses can download, print, and share freely with their peers.

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Click below to open, download, print and/or save the pdf and its References.

Pain Relief Tools for Nurses

Pain Relief Tools for Nurses