RELIEVING PAIN AND DISCOMFORT
-cold or heat application, massage, position changes, rest, foam, mattress, supportive pillow, splints, relaxation techniques, diversional activities.
-sleep routine (warm baths and relaxation techniques to promote sleep); energy conservation techniques (pacing, delegating, setting priorities); provide REST;
-ROM on affected joints; assistive ambulatory devices
- MONITOR AND MANAGE CX-monitor for medication cx: GIT bleeding/ irritation, BM suppression, kidney/ liver toxicity, infection, mouth sores, and changes in vision. Other s/sx: bruising, breathing problems, dizziness, jaundice, dark urine, black/bloody stool, diarrhea, N&V and headaches.
- *monitor closely for systemic and local infections--> high dose of corticosteroids.