Assessment timing is based on the Activity Status of the resident, which can either be 'At Rest' or 'Post Movement'
When should I conduct an ‘at rest’ assessment?
Rest-based assessments reflect comfort position (e.g. during sitting or lying down)
When should I conduct a ‘post movement’ assessment?
Movement-based assessments (e.g. sit-to-stand, walking, repositioning) are indicators of pain status/experience as mobilizing resident's joints generates pain signals (nociception).
Mobility can be passive (assisted), or active (independently by resident).
Movement based pain assessments allows assessment of pain intensity and interference of function
What we know from the data and analytics to help us drive bast practice pain assessment processes, research shows the relative probability of pain levels in post movement vs at rest assessments. Patients are 3.44 x more likely to experience severe pain post movement vs at rest assessment.