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Pain Control and Comfort Menu

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One of the most important things we want to do is help you control your pain. We want to do everything we can to help you control your pain, and there are many ways to do this. Please discuss pain and comfort items with your health care team as some items may not be best for you.

To Help You Sleep

  • Sleep kit (ear plugs/eye shield)
  • Uninterrupted sleep time

To Help You Feel Comfortable

  • Warm pack/cold pack/ice/heat
  • Warm blanket(s)
  • Warm washcloth
  • Extra pillow(s) (neck, knees, ankles)
  • Humidification for your oxygen tube
  • Saline nose spray
  • Fan
  • Bed repositioning
  • Walk in the hall
  • Shower
  • Gentle stretching/range of motion
  • Food or beverage request

To Help You Relax

  • Stress ball
  • Handheld back massager
  • Visit from chaplain
  • Visit from social worker
  • Soothing Instrumental Music (TV Channel)
  • Guided Imagery Therapy (TV Channel)
  • Quiet/uninterrupted time
  • Pet therapy

To Help You Feel Better

  • Lip balm
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste/dental floss
  • Deodorant
  • Comb or brush
  • Q-tip/cotton swab/nail file
  • Shampoo
  • Pajama bottoms
  • Robe
  • Hair band
  • Mouth swab/mouth wash
  • Lotion

For Your Entertainment

  • TIGRNet
  • Book/magazine/movie
  • WiFi for your personal laptop or tablet
  • Deck of cards
  • Puzzle book (crossword puzzles, word searches, Sudoku)
  • Notepad and pen
  • Board games
  • Arts & crafts

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