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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164239
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Creation of CNS Directed Pain Management Program
Author(s):
Daniel, Phyllis
Author Details:
Phyllis Daniel, RN, MSN, CHPN, Carilion Health System, Roanoke, Virginia, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org
Abstract:
Problem: When the anesthesia based pain clinic closed at Carilion Health System, there was not a program in place to manage pain. Although a multidisciplinary pain team existed, it was poorly attended and labeled as non-functional. Purpose: A Pain Management Clinical Nurse Specialist, with a hospice background, was hired to create a nurse driven pain management service. Significance/Justification: Pain management is a crucial component of quality healthcare that impacts both the healthcare system and the patient. In addition, JCAHO as well as other regulatory bodies mandate pain management. It is well documented that having a strong pain management programs correlates to higher patient satisfaction and lower overall cost due to faster recovery and improved outcomes. Practice Innovation/Methods: The first goal of the CNS was to reinvigorate the multidisciplinary pain team to make it functional and valued. The meeting was re-structured specifically to plan a pain conference and staff education. In addition, a quarterly pain newsletter was established. Articles are received from the multidisciplinary pain council. The third goal was the creation of an intranet pain management website for our healthcare system. Outcomes/Evaluation: The pain team quickly became functional and attendance rose from 3 to an average of 20 each month. Pain management educational opportunities were planned for the entire calendar year with the pain council members coordinating and many times delivering the education to the nursing units. The pain conference was held in July 2003 with 250 participants and excellent evaluations. Over 3000 newsletters are distributed to 6 hospitals within our healthcare system as well as physician offices and outpatient services each quarter. A pain intranet webpage was established in March 2003. The pain council is now very visible and respected within the health system. Interpretation/Conclusion: These goals have been very successful at re-directing and reinvigorating the Pain Council. The pain council members have created a passion for pain management in our health system. Nursing now "owns" pain management which has been very empowering. Future goals of the Pain CNS include the implementation of a Pain Resource Nurse on each nursing unit and the initiation of pain management outcomes specific to each nursing unit in 2004. Implications for Nursing Practice: Nursing must take the initiative to manage our patients' pain. Research has demonstrated that when nursing spearheads pain management, pain outcomes improve. Among the advantages include greater visibility and recognition of the importance of pain management; improvement in knowledge and attitudes of the nursing staff; and increased patient teaching, pain assessments and analgesic management.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2004
Conference Name:
2004 NACNS Conference, Renaissance in CNS Practice: Transforming Nursing in the 21st Century
Conference Host:
NACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
Conference Location:
San Antonio, Texas, USA
Description:
Conference theme: Renaissance in CNS Practice: Transforming Nursing in the 21st Century, held on March 11 to 13, 2004 in San Antonio, Texas, 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.titleCreation of CNS Directed Pain Management Programen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDaniel, Phyllisen_US
dc.author.detailsPhyllis Daniel, RN, MSN, CHPN, Carilion Health System, Roanoke, Virginia, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164239-
dc.description.abstractProblem: When the anesthesia based pain clinic closed at Carilion Health System, there was not a program in place to manage pain. Although a multidisciplinary pain team existed, it was poorly attended and labeled as non-functional. Purpose: A Pain Management Clinical Nurse Specialist, with a hospice background, was hired to create a nurse driven pain management service. Significance/Justification: Pain management is a crucial component of quality healthcare that impacts both the healthcare system and the patient. In addition, JCAHO as well as other regulatory bodies mandate pain management. It is well documented that having a strong pain management programs correlates to higher patient satisfaction and lower overall cost due to faster recovery and improved outcomes. Practice Innovation/Methods: The first goal of the CNS was to reinvigorate the multidisciplinary pain team to make it functional and valued. The meeting was re-structured specifically to plan a pain conference and staff education. In addition, a quarterly pain newsletter was established. Articles are received from the multidisciplinary pain council. The third goal was the creation of an intranet pain management website for our healthcare system. Outcomes/Evaluation: The pain team quickly became functional and attendance rose from 3 to an average of 20 each month. Pain management educational opportunities were planned for the entire calendar year with the pain council members coordinating and many times delivering the education to the nursing units. The pain conference was held in July 2003 with 250 participants and excellent evaluations. Over 3000 newsletters are distributed to 6 hospitals within our healthcare system as well as physician offices and outpatient services each quarter. A pain intranet webpage was established in March 2003. The pain council is now very visible and respected within the health system. Interpretation/Conclusion: These goals have been very successful at re-directing and reinvigorating the Pain Council. The pain council members have created a passion for pain management in our health system. Nursing now "owns" pain management which has been very empowering. Future goals of the Pain CNS include the implementation of a Pain Resource Nurse on each nursing unit and the initiation of pain management outcomes specific to each nursing unit in 2004. Implications for Nursing Practice: Nursing must take the initiative to manage our patients' pain. Research has demonstrated that when nursing spearheads pain management, pain outcomes improve. Among the advantages include greater visibility and recognition of the importance of pain management; improvement in knowledge and attitudes of the nursing staff; and increased patient teaching, pain assessments and analgesic management.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:44:38Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:44:38Z-
dc.conference.date2004en_US
dc.conference.name2004 NACNS Conference, Renaissance in CNS Practice: Transforming Nursing in the 21st Centuryen_US
dc.conference.hostNACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialistsen_US
dc.conference.locationSan Antonio, Texas, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: Renaissance in CNS Practice: Transforming Nursing in the 21st Century, held on March 11 to 13, 2004 in San Antonio, Texas, 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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