The January 2020 Department Discovery is focusing on committee of staff
at Campbell County Health: The Pain Committee.
According to the Pain Committee's Chair, Marcia Saunders, RN, the team
is a multidisciplinary group of staff members who are passionate about
helping people with pain.
“Pain management is a very complex issue that includes physical and
emotions aspects. The group’s goal is to improve the quality and
safety of the pain management provided to our patients throughout the
system. We also facilitate the education of patients and staff on the
benefits, side effects, safety measures and issues surrounding pain management.
Our group is always looking for effective options or alternatives to the
standard opioid medications to help our patients,” she says.
The Pain Committee typically consists of 10-12 employees; however, they
are always open to welcoming new members who would like to participate
in efforts to investigate and provide safe and effective pain management
Throughout the years, the team has developed a patient education booklet,
“Pain Management Information,” and updated the organization’s
Pain Scale to help addresses more than the 1-10 pain scale, but how pain
affects the persons sleep, activity, mood and stress.
The last two years, the committee has held a
Pain Management Symposium for residents in the Campbell County, Wyoming community who suffer with
“The focus of our seminar is educating people on ways to retrain
your brain to control their pain and take back their quality of life,”
says Marcia. “The symposium reviews different options that a person
can include in their life such as breathing techniques,
meditation, journaling and positive thinking, increasing pleasurable
The Pain Committee can be reached by contacting Marcia Saunders at 307.688.4443 or
A big round of applause to the Pain Committee! Thank you for all that you
do for keeping our community healthy, safe and living life with a little