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

The pain management standards require organizations to provide staff and licensed independent practitioners (LIP) with educational programs and resources regarding pain management and safe use of opioid medication. What options may be considered for delivering this information?

Any examples are for illustrative purposes only.

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 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.

Resources:
R3 Report: Pain assessment and management standards for hospitals
R3 Report: Pain assessment and management standards for Critical Access Hospitals
Joint Commission Statement on Pain Management
Sentinel Event Alert Issue 49: Safe use of opioids in hospitals

 
 
Last updated on May 04, 2020
Manual: Hospital and Hospital Clinics
Chapter: Leadership LD

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