Standard Assessment Tools: FHSAA

This podcast introduces the standard tool, the Fraser Health Symptom Assessment Acronym, and demonstrates its use in a roleplay with Bob to assess a new pain he is experiencing. This time Bob lives in a rural setting, over 2 hours from the nearest hospital.

Timeline

  • 0’00” Start
  • 0’10” Introduction to the role play
  • 0’50” Which tool to use – the Fraser Health Symptom Assessment Acronym (FHSAA).
  • 2’44” The role play and using the FHSAA.
  • 6’02” Summary of the assessment, using the tool.
  • 6’50” Explaining how the SBAR will be used in the report to the supervisor.
  • 7’00” The report to the supervisor.
  • 8’58” Summary of the report and resulting changes to the careplan.
  • 10’00” Debrief on using the tool.
  • 10’55” Summary.

Enhancing comfort and managing symptoms pgs 23-32, Essentials in Hospice Palliative Care, 2nd Edition, Katherine Murray, 2009.

Study Guide for Nurses, Enhancing comfort and managing symptoms, Essentials in Hospice Palliative Care Workbook, 2009

Powerpoint™
Standard Tools in Hospice Palliative Care

Credits
Written and recorded by Kath Murray, Deb Starck, Christina Foerster. All Rights Reserved, Life and Death Matters 2010