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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182136
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Empowering Nurses with an APRN-Led Pain Management Consult Service
Author(s):
Cole, Linda
Author Details:
Linda Cole, MSN, RN-BC, CCNS, Manager, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA, email: lcole@sleh.com
Abstract:
Podium presentation, ANCC National Magnet Conference: Research demonstrates uncontrolled pain causes physiological and psychological changes that can contribute to complications, thus reducing quality of patient care and increasing length of stay and cost of care. After reviewing evidence-based practice guidelines and The Joint Commission standards, an advanced practice nurse (APRN) led pain management consultative service was developed in 2002 in response to growing numbers of patients reporting chronic pain conditions and uncontrolled pain. Successful implementation of the APRN pain management consult service was achieved through multiple system changes and educational initiatives. Nurses are empowered to consult the pain management consult service as well as physicians, other health care team members, patients or families. In all cases a full history and assessment is performed and documented and recommendations are made to the primary physician along with daily follow-up and progress notes. The outcomes demonstrate the program's success through steady growth in number of patient referrals and physician acceptance of recommendations. Nursing support of the program has always been strong as reflected through high rates of nurse initiated referrals and physician satisfaction has also been demonstrated with steady growth in physician referrals. Most importantly, patient pain scores decreased on average by 50% after pain management consultation. Strong organizational nursing leadership and a clear corporate philosophy that values and empowers the bedside nurse and focuses on personalized patient care has ensured the success and growth of this unique advanced practice nurse led consultation service.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2010
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Description:
The 14th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 13-15 October, 2010 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, 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.titleEmpowering Nurses with an APRN-Led Pain Management Consult Serviceen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCole, Lindaen_US
dc.author.detailsLinda Cole, MSN, RN-BC, CCNS, Manager, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA, email: lcole@sleh.comen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182136-
dc.description.abstractPodium presentation, ANCC National Magnet Conference: Research demonstrates uncontrolled pain causes physiological and psychological changes that can contribute to complications, thus reducing quality of patient care and increasing length of stay and cost of care. After reviewing evidence-based practice guidelines and The Joint Commission standards, an advanced practice nurse (APRN) led pain management consultative service was developed in 2002 in response to growing numbers of patients reporting chronic pain conditions and uncontrolled pain. Successful implementation of the APRN pain management consult service was achieved through multiple system changes and educational initiatives. Nurses are empowered to consult the pain management consult service as well as physicians, other health care team members, patients or families. In all cases a full history and assessment is performed and documented and recommendations are made to the primary physician along with daily follow-up and progress notes. The outcomes demonstrate the program's success through steady growth in number of patient referrals and physician acceptance of recommendations. Nursing support of the program has always been strong as reflected through high rates of nurse initiated referrals and physician satisfaction has also been demonstrated with steady growth in physician referrals. Most importantly, patient pain scores decreased on average by 50% after pain management consultation. Strong organizational nursing leadership and a clear corporate philosophy that values and empowers the bedside nurse and focuses on personalized patient care has ensured the success and growth of this unique advanced practice nurse led consultation service.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:10:43Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:10:43Z-
dc.conference.date2010en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationPhoenix, Arizona, USAen_US
dc.descriptionThe 14th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 13-15 October, 2010 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.en_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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