My Pain Alert® Book is a picture filled landscape ePub book that provides stress reducing preparation for medical care. It reinforces use of common words* for five pain levels with: short interactive stories, simple American Sign Language signs, and a reinforcing song. People who are stressed by the communication challenges of today’s healthcare can practice what to: say, point to, vowel cue or ASL sign to get their pain help needs met. Reading this book together helps the family caregiver advocate with certainty for their loved ones in pain.
Reading the brief My Pain Alert® Book is a calm focusing activity for the doctor’s waiting room. This book is written for ordinary family use. For caregivers who are unsure, it includes an easy but scientific elimination method to determine a family member’s pain management needs.
Child Life Professionals may use it in orienting children to give their best effort when participating in hospital procedures. It includes discussion of the process of taking medication and waiting for its effect.
Therapeutic Activity Professionals in nursing home settings may use it as a group recall and discussion material to practice and preserve pain needs vocabulary in memory disordered patients.
My Pain Alert® Book is designed by an experienced Speech Language Pathologist(SLP) to be a flexible material enhancing the vital pain needs communication skills of complex speech therapy patients.
Doctors and Nurses (or anyone) may use the My Pain Alert® Scale+ cards sold as an accessory to this download as well. This scrub pants pocket-sized 5x8 inch (14cm x 21cm) polyester (bacteria and acid resistant) card can be used separately or with the book to: show the patient’s pain on “Pain Rx effect” graphic; learn their pain describing words; and pain level using full body illustrations and word descriptions of each level: *Ouch! Need Meds! Need Stronger Meds! Meds Not Working! Need Escape!* More information on this book accessory can be found at https://www.mypainalert.com/
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First Aid for Stress with Pain
Moms and dads can have this in their phone to pull out in the doctor’s waiting room. It will focus kids on what to say to get precise pain help. They can communicate by pointing, signing, or talking. As an RN I know this will help the medical staff.