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  • Pain Management

  • The GENESIS Program
    (Geriatric-friendly Environment through Nursing Evaluation and Specific Interventions for Successful healing)

    Many older patients experience pain. The GENESIS program has identified ways to help reduce patients' pain.

    To reduce pain the GENESIS program:

    • Offers a back rub
    • Helps patients practice deep breathing
    • Provides warm soaks or ice packs
    • Repositions the patient
    • Uses music therapy
    • Provides low, appropriate dosages of pain medication, if necessary
    • Uses pain medications with the lowest side effect profile
    • Educates nurses on how to assess pain in patients with delirium or dementia

    For more information about the GENESIS program, please call Martha Watson, RN, geriatric clinical nurse specialist, at 401-793-3162.