In response to the pain management crisis in the USA and to the many inquiries AHNA receives from nurses, consumers and healthcare organizations, AHNA is creating a holistic evidence-based “Pain Relief Toolkit” to support nurses in providing care and comfort for patients and for their own self-care. The Toolkit will be published in stages. A pdf "taste" of the kit is available now.
Holistic Nurses' Pain Relief Tools for Patients & Self-Care
The completed Tool Kit will include:
- Education about nursing interventions for pain relief using essential oils, physical and energetic touch, thermal applications, progressive muscle relaxation, yoga, tai chi, MBSR, visualization, and more
- Guidelines for applying the above modalities, including safety concerns
- Sample policies and procedures for facilities related to the above
AHNA is currently compiling research and contacting experts in the evidenced-based use of complementary and integrative nursing interventions to relieve pain. When completed, AHNA plans to release both paper and downloadable versions of the Tool Kit to give easy access to the Tools. If you would like to contribute to this project, please contact Sharon at email@example.com