Pain assessment in long-term care (LTC): Outcomes of the implementation of a multi-site best practice protocol

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160672
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Pain assessment in long-term care (LTC): Outcomes of the implementation of a multi-site best practice protocol
Abstract:
Pain assessment in long-term care (LTC): Outcomes of the implementation of a multi-site best practice protocol
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Gaspar, Phyllis, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Winona State University
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:College of Nursing & Health Sciences, 301A Stark Hall, PO Box 5838, Winona, MN, 55987-5939, USA
Contact Telephone:507.457.5634
Pain remains a problem for LTC residents. Assessment is a critical component of effective pain management. Staff of four LTC facilities in a Midwestern community jointly raised the question " What is the "best practice" for pain assessment among LTC residents?" A collaborative team of representatives from the facilities and faculty and students of a local University formed the Pain Assessment Team to address this question. The Iowa Model of Research-Based Practice to Promote Quality Care guided the process. The team rated the evidence found in literature, integrated clinical expertise, reviewed accrediting agency regulations, and tested various approaches to determine the best practice model. A protocol, which includes guidelines for assessment, an assessment sheet and a documentation form, was developed and implemented by all four facilities. To facilitate the implementation of the protocol by the licensed staff an interactive educational program was provided. A significant increase in knowledge scores and correct responses to case studies questions occurred from pretest to posttest among 66 licensed staff (t=65, p=.001). Additionally, an increase in documentation of pain reported by the residents was found. The process of implementing a best practice protocol in multiple sites will be presented including the benchmarking outcomes across sites.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePain assessment in long-term care (LTC): Outcomes of the implementation of a multi-site best practice protocolen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160672-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Pain assessment in long-term care (LTC): Outcomes of the implementation of a multi-site best practice protocol</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Gaspar, Phyllis, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Winona State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing &amp; Health Sciences, 301A Stark Hall, PO Box 5838, Winona, MN, 55987-5939, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">507.457.5634</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">pgaspar@winona.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Pain remains a problem for LTC residents. Assessment is a critical component of effective pain management. Staff of four LTC facilities in a Midwestern community jointly raised the question &quot; What is the &quot;best practice&quot; for pain assessment among LTC residents?&quot; A collaborative team of representatives from the facilities and faculty and students of a local University formed the Pain Assessment Team to address this question. The Iowa Model of Research-Based Practice to Promote Quality Care guided the process. The team rated the evidence found in literature, integrated clinical expertise, reviewed accrediting agency regulations, and tested various approaches to determine the best practice model. A protocol, which includes guidelines for assessment, an assessment sheet and a documentation form, was developed and implemented by all four facilities. To facilitate the implementation of the protocol by the licensed staff an interactive educational program was provided. A significant increase in knowledge scores and correct responses to case studies questions occurred from pretest to posttest among 66 licensed staff (t=65, p=.001). Additionally, an increase in documentation of pain reported by the residents was found. The process of implementing a best practice protocol in multiple sites will be presented including the benchmarking outcomes across sites.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:08:48Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:08:48Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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