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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Eighty-eight percent of West Virginians who submitted a POST form with comfort measure orders to the Registry died outside of the hospital.
This created the interest to study the effectiveness of cryotherapy as comfort measure for magnesium sulfate administration.
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.
While it is limited as a building conditioning technology, it shines as an occupant comfort measure.
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.
That is, caring attention to one cell that needs it, in the form of a comfort intervention, can enhance total comfort more than could be expected by the nature of that one specific comfort measure.
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.
A childbirth educator for 24 years and longtime gardener of herbs and perennials, Virginia's interest in the practical uses of aromatherapy includes first aid as well as use as a comfort measure during the childbearing year and throughout life.