Pain Management - Leadership Responsibilities for Educating Staff and Practitioners - LD.04.03.13 EP 3

The revised pain management standards require organizations to provide staff and licensed independent practitioners (LIP) with educational resources regarding pain management and safe use of opioid medication. Are there specific resources that must be available and what options may be considered for delivering this information?

Each organization determines what educational resources and programs to have readily available to staff and licensed independent practitioners, giving consideration to staff needs, services provided, and patient population served. Educational resources available to staff may include academic detailing, workshops, online resources and/or clinical guidelines that include content related to safe opioid prescribing, modalities of treatment, multi-modal pain management*,
patient assessment and reassessment criteria.

* Multimodal analgesia may be described as combining 2 or more analgesic agents or techniques that act by different mechanisms to provide analgesia resulting in improved pain relief while use of fewer opioids.

NOTE: This requirement is not applicable to all settings in the ambulatory care program. Refer to an applicability grid in the E-dition or standards manual for details.

Resources:
R3 Report: Pain assessment and management standards for Hospitals
R3 Report: Pain assessment and management standards for Critical Access Hospitals
R3 Report: Pain assessment and management standards for Ambulatory Care
R3 Report: Pain assessment and management standards for Office-based Surgery
Sentinel Event Alert Issue 49: Safe use of opioids in hospitals
 


 
Last updated on October 10, 2019
Manual: Ambulatory
Chapter: Leadership LD

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