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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165518
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Leading the Transformation of Pain Management in Community Hospitals
Author(s):
Koss, Jerome
Author Details:
Jerome Koss, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, email: J_Koss@fccc.edu
Abstract:
Cancer pain management has greatly improved in NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers but many of the advances have not been disseminated into the community hospital setting. The purpose of this abstract is to illustrate how the Fox Chase Network, Inc. (FCN), a subsidiary of Fox Chase Cancer Center (FCCC) is working to develop leaders who will transform the quality of pain management at each of its 23 community hospitals. The Pain Resource Nurse (PRN) Program at Fox Chase Cancer Center was developed in 1992 based on the requisite that current pain management principles and practice standards must get to the bedside practitioner. The PRN goals are 1) to function as patient advocate for pain control, 2) to serve as role model, 3) to provide more effective patient/caregiver education, and 4) to build awareness of barriers to effective pain assessment and management. By fulfilling these goals, PRNs become leaders in pain management. In the year 2000, the Fox Chase Network Performance Improvement Committee set a goal to bring the PRN program to the Network. Based upon the mentoring strategy utilized for the ONS Leadership Development Institute, network program managers were invited to have nurses at each of the FCN institutions become PRNs. PRN candidates were then asked to assess their personal knowledge and attitudes toward pain management, their goals in becoming a PRN, and the type of educational, quality improvement, or research projects they may pursue as a plan to lead improvements in pain management at their institutions. The FCCC Pain Management Center then presented a two-day core instructional program. Continued support in this new role is being provided through quarterly education sessions and mentoring by an experienced PRN and the Network staff. PRNs are expected to complete two projects per year which will assist them in developing their role. PRNs are encouraged to collaborate in project development both at each hospital and network-wide, and they are invited to write for "PRN News," the newsletter of the PRN Program. Evaluation planned for 2002 will look at the program's impact on community hospital pain management practice through project assessment, knowledge, attitude surveys, and patient satisfaction surveys.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2002
Conference Name:
27th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Washington, D.C., 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.titleLeading the Transformation of Pain Management in Community Hospitalsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKoss, Jeromeen_US
dc.author.detailsJerome Koss, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, email: J_Koss@fccc.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165518-
dc.description.abstractCancer pain management has greatly improved in NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers but many of the advances have not been disseminated into the community hospital setting. The purpose of this abstract is to illustrate how the Fox Chase Network, Inc. (FCN), a subsidiary of Fox Chase Cancer Center (FCCC) is working to develop leaders who will transform the quality of pain management at each of its 23 community hospitals. The Pain Resource Nurse (PRN) Program at Fox Chase Cancer Center was developed in 1992 based on the requisite that current pain management principles and practice standards must get to the bedside practitioner. The PRN goals are 1) to function as patient advocate for pain control, 2) to serve as role model, 3) to provide more effective patient/caregiver education, and 4) to build awareness of barriers to effective pain assessment and management. By fulfilling these goals, PRNs become leaders in pain management. In the year 2000, the Fox Chase Network Performance Improvement Committee set a goal to bring the PRN program to the Network. Based upon the mentoring strategy utilized for the ONS Leadership Development Institute, network program managers were invited to have nurses at each of the FCN institutions become PRNs. PRN candidates were then asked to assess their personal knowledge and attitudes toward pain management, their goals in becoming a PRN, and the type of educational, quality improvement, or research projects they may pursue as a plan to lead improvements in pain management at their institutions. The FCCC Pain Management Center then presented a two-day core instructional program. Continued support in this new role is being provided through quarterly education sessions and mentoring by an experienced PRN and the Network staff. PRNs are expected to complete two projects per year which will assist them in developing their role. PRNs are encouraged to collaborate in project development both at each hospital and network-wide, and they are invited to write for "PRN News," the newsletter of the PRN Program. Evaluation planned for 2002 will look at the program's impact on community hospital pain management practice through project assessment, knowledge, attitude surveys, and patient satisfaction surveys.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:20:05Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:20:05Z-
dc.conference.date2002en_US
dc.conference.name27th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationWashington, D.C., 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.-
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