OLD CART ICE

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O
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Onset: Ask client to describe when the pain began
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L
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Location: Where does it hurt?
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D
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Duration: how long the pain has been
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C of (OLD CART)
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Characteristics: Client’s description about the pain. 0-10 pain scale
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A
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Aggravating factors What makes the pain worse, or causes the pain.
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R
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Relieving Factors: what has client done to relieve the pain or what makes it feel better
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T
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Treatment: What can I do to relieve the pain
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I
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Impact on ADLs (Activities of Daily Living)
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C of (ICE)
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Coping Strategies
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E
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Emotional Response

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