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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164118
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Adult Dosage-Range Policy Development For Pain Medication Administration
Author(s):
Daniel, Phyllis
Author Details:
Phyllis Daniel, RN, MSN, CHPN, Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke, Virginia, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org
Abstract:
Purpose: Dosage-range orders are important in pharmacological pain management. In order to ensure safe, consistent use of dosage-range orders, a nursing policy was developed to clarify numerous concerns, dangers and controversies regarding implementation of dosage-range orders written without parameters. Significance/ Background: Effective January 2004, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations mandated that facilities have a policy addressing dosage-range orders. Description: Representatives from nursing, pharmacy and medicine developed this policy over 10 months. Education was an enormous but critical endeavor within our 800+ bed, two hospitals. Educational opportunities included live presentations by pain council members as well as the pain management clinical nurse specialist. In addition, the pain management clinical nurse specialist and the educational department developed a flipchart presentation and pain hub for staff to visit for a post-test. The quarterly pain newsletter and pain web pages promoted the education. Outcome: LPN's and RN's completed the education on the adult dosage-range policy and pain management practice guideline between October 2003 - June 2004. Interpretation/Conclusion: Nursing staff is providing a more consistent approach to opioid administration resulting in safer and better opioid medication administration. Implications for Practice: Nursing is shaping our pain management program within our health system by taking a proactive approach in developing pain management policies and practices.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2005
Conference Name:
CNS Leadership: Navigating the Healthcare Environment Toward Excellence
Conference Host:
NACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
Conference Location:
Orlando, Florida, USA
Description:
Conference theme: CNS Leadership: Navigating the Healthcare Environment Toward Excellence, held on March 9�12, 2005 in Orlando, Florida, USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAdult Dosage-Range Policy Development For Pain Medication Administrationen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDaniel, Phyllisen_US
dc.author.detailsPhyllis Daniel, RN, MSN, CHPN, Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke, Virginia, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164118-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: Dosage-range orders are important in pharmacological pain management. In order to ensure safe, consistent use of dosage-range orders, a nursing policy was developed to clarify numerous concerns, dangers and controversies regarding implementation of dosage-range orders written without parameters. Significance/ Background: Effective January 2004, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations mandated that facilities have a policy addressing dosage-range orders. Description: Representatives from nursing, pharmacy and medicine developed this policy over 10 months. Education was an enormous but critical endeavor within our 800+ bed, two hospitals. Educational opportunities included live presentations by pain council members as well as the pain management clinical nurse specialist. In addition, the pain management clinical nurse specialist and the educational department developed a flipchart presentation and pain hub for staff to visit for a post-test. The quarterly pain newsletter and pain web pages promoted the education. Outcome: LPN's and RN's completed the education on the adult dosage-range policy and pain management practice guideline between October 2003 - June 2004. Interpretation/Conclusion: Nursing staff is providing a more consistent approach to opioid administration resulting in safer and better opioid medication administration. Implications for Practice: Nursing is shaping our pain management program within our health system by taking a proactive approach in developing pain management policies and practices.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:42:22Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:42:22Z-
dc.conference.date2005en_US
dc.conference.nameCNS Leadership: Navigating the Healthcare Environment Toward Excellenceen_US
dc.conference.hostNACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialistsen_US
dc.conference.locationOrlando, Florida, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: CNS Leadership: Navigating the Healthcare Environment Toward Excellence, held on March 9�12, 2005 in Orlando, Florida, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.en_US
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