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This tool was originally created with children for children to help them communicate about their pain.
Now the scale is used around the world with people ages 3 and older, facilitating communication
and improving assessment so pain management can be addressed.
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The new podcast show.
We are excited to present our new podcast, FACES of Pain Care, where Connie Baker will be interviewing and highlighting people and programs who are making a real difference in pain care and atraumatic care. In case that term is not familiar to you, atraumatic care minimizes or eliminates physical and psychological distress for patients and families.
Visit our FACES OF Pain Care page to find out more information and subscribe to our podcast
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Meeting the behavioral health needs of seniors in rural communities can be a daunting task for small hospitals. Sheila Frazier and Wendy Riggs, MSN, RN-BC join FACES of Pain Care to discuss the geriatric behavioral health management services provided by UltraGroup Healthcare, LLC to assist rural hospitals in developing and sustaining programs to meet these needs in their community.
Sheila Frazier, RN
Director of Performance Improvement
Sheila develops and revises policies and procedures to meet CMS and State regulations, assists with new program staff orientation and training, identifies opportunities for improvement in existing programs, and performs chart audits. She brings to UltraGroup the Nursing component with a broad range of experience from urban emergency rooms to rural home health, long term care to include case management, quality assurance, and educational training and leadership. Sheila graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with an Associate of Arts degree in Allied Health & Nursing and from McKendree University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She is a Registered Nurse with over 30 years’ experience
Wendy Riggs MSN, RN-BC
Director of Clinical Nursing Services
Regional Director of UltraGroup Healthcare, LLC
Wendy provides clinical nursing guidance for staff in both the inpatient units as well as the intensive outpatient units. She performs chart audits, insures the programs are compliant with all CMS, state and regulatory body regulations, performs quality surveys and collaborates with program staff to problem solve. Wendy also provides educational trainings for both new and current program staff. She has worked in adult, geriatric, child and adolescent mental health for the past 9 years both as a floor nurse and in administration. Wendy has a strong background in policy writing and staff education.
Wendy graduated from Lincoln Land Community College with an Associates of Arts degree in Allied Health & Nursing and from Chamberlain College of Nursing with both a Bachelor of Science in Nursing as well as a Master’s of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Nursing Administration. Wendy obtained her ANCC board certification in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing in 2012.FACES of Pain Care
CEO Rachel Trobman introduces Ouchie, a new application designed by Rachel and Jason Trobman to help people with pain conditions manage their symptoms, keep a record of pain assessment and treatment, and be able to communicate with their healthcare providers in a succinct way. People in pain often feel isolated and overwhelmed. This app gives the user the option of interacting with others on a similar pain journey. Ouchie is here to take some of the pain out of being in pain.
Rachel Trobman, CEO
Rachel is a seasoned digital content and project management expert who’s worked directly with a number of big-name publishing brands and was most recently part of the founding team at the digital media company Zazoom Media Group. Her impressive client list includes the New York Times, P&G, the NFL, Yahoo! News, Today.com, Hearst Publishing, AOL and NY1 News. She’s also had front-line involvement with the launch of a half-dozen successful digital product launches. As CEO, Rachel has been responsible for product growth, business development, market analysis and partnerships.
Jason Trobman, CTO
Jason has the experience and tech know-how that Ouchie needs from its CTO. He’s a veteran engineer whose strengths lie in the communication of technical concepts, architecting scalable solutions and development. He not only has expertise in front-end and back-end technologies, but also has access to strong and affordable talent – having led large teams at the NYSE, America Media Inc. and Digital Pulp. At Digital Pulp, Jason had extensive hands-on experience integrating CRMs (Salesforce, Blackbaud) and creating eCommerce and couponing solutions (Jet.com, Bausch & Lomb). As CTO, Jason oversees the engineering team and product from ideation to execution.
FACES of Pain Care
Through her patient experiences, Dr. Soombal Zahid has seen that proper pain management has the power to decrease patient suffering and increase quality of life. Her ultimate goal is to help people realize that the fight against cancer-related pain is a team approach: physicians, counselors, therapists, trainers, families, and of course patients themselves should all take advantage of the therapeutic options available and work together to create an ideal pain management plan for affected individuals.
Dr. Soombal Zahid is a resident physician in Internal Medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. She completed her medical training at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and her undergraduate education at Barnard College of Columbia University. She has written for the Practical Pain Management Magazine on supplemental techniques for decreasing cancer-related pain and worked on research projects exploring organ-sparing radiation treatments in an effort to enhance palliative benefit from such therapies.
Soombal Zahid’s Articles:
About Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:
“Together, I hope we can succeed in raising awareness about different ways of coping with pain and in effect, ensure patients find their life worth living!”
-Soombal Zahid, DOFACES of Pain Care