comfort measure

comfort measure

Etymology: L, com, together, fortis, strong
any action taken to promote the soothing of a patient, such as a back rub, a change in position, the prewarming of a stethoscope or bedpan, or administration of selected medications or treatments.
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The webinar, “Your Guide to Hospice Quality Reporting” will cover what types of data CMS will be looking to collect once the required reporting begins in October, 2012; including the measures that will be used for Q4 2012 reporting, NQF #0209 and the anticipated required reporting elements, calculation of the Comfort Measure Score and the penalties associated with non-participation.
The use of a multi-segment lower limb comfort measure provided a barometer to assess comfort for return to full training participation which did not occur until week 11.
As a comfort measure, ice-cold gel is applied to the area of laser pulse contact in order to offset the thermal experience and, for most patients, the laser experience is very tolerable.
The water is kind of a comfort measure," said Chloe Dixon, who recently gave birth to 5-pound Sofia Elena at the hospital.
The comfort measure for part-time workers declined to minus 52.
The team also questioned whether cessation of seizures was truly a comfort measure for Zahra or just a way of easing the distress of those witnessing the disturbing sight of a young child seizing constantly.
Asheville: Birth With The Heart: Class 7- Childbirth class about the newborn, pushing and comfort measure review.
The (Bair Paws) gowns seem to be a great comfort measure," says Jenny Clevinger, RN, Sapling Grove Surgery Center, Bristol, TN.
Sustainable design and construction of the Johnson Center also means increased air filtration, increased air ventilation; and occupant comfort is increased via thermal comfort measures and lighting controls.
The family would like to thank Autumn Village Nursing home for their excellent care and compassion as well as Brookhaven Hospice for their support and comfort measures.
It is true that the withdrawal of treatment is, in most cases, done in conjunction with the provision of comfort measures and may be followed by a plan of palliative care.
Reassurance of continued care if recommendation is comfort measures [] Acknowledgement of pt/family's emotional response [] Emotional and spiritual support identified and provided as necessary After: Care and Planning [] Pt/family emotional support provided through dialogue and action [] Assistance offered to help pt/family contact additional supports if needed [] A team member debriefs meeting with pt/family [] assesses pt/family understanding, expectations and care needs [] communicates new information or areas requiring clarification to team [] Team debrief, as necessary [] Family Meeting Record completed by MD [] Chart notes completed [] Next meeting scheduled as necessary-- Boston, J.