Debra Wertheimer, MD
$150 Purchase Price
Pain, the Fifth Vital Sign
Many conditions occurring frequently with elderly patients have associated pain which can alert the health care team to a medical problem. Pain, just like the vital signs, gives essential information on underlying conditions.
In this DVD, filmed in a long term care facility, Debra Wertheimer, MD works with staff and residents to make sure that pain is recognized and reported. Information provided includes: recognizing pain in verbal and non-verbal residents; gathering information on when pain occurs; and learning how to gather information which accurately describes pain. This program provides essential information for staff working in long term care and assisted living as well as for students preparing to work with the elderly.
Topics: recognizing pain, reporting pain symptoms, observation
Audience: Students in allied health programs, long-term care and assisted living staff.