Will Introduction of a Pain Assessment Template in an Electronic Medical Record Result in Improvement of Pain Assessment Documentation in an Outpatient Setting

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/335552
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Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Will Introduction of a Pain Assessment Template in an Electronic Medical Record Result in Improvement of Pain Assessment Documentation in an Outpatient Setting
Author(s):
Pechaty, Theresa Ann
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Eta Alpha
Author Details:
Theresa Ann Pechaty, DNP
Abstract:
Session presented on Sunday, July 27, 2014: ABSTRACT: Purpose: This pilot project evaluated whether the pain assessment instrument Brief Pain Inventory (BPI) embedded in the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) used by providers in a primary care setting of Fort Belvoir Community Hospital would improve documentation of pain assessments. Background/significance: 'The Office of the Surgeon General's Pain Management Task Force (PMTF) determined that pain management in the military treatment system should have a biopsychosocial focus and pain assessments reflect a multidisciplinary approach.' Health-information technology, such as electronic health records, has the potential to facilitate the assessment of pain through the incorporation of valid pain assessment tools that would provide a comprehensive and timely assessment of pain patients. Methods:' This project used a quasi-experimental design using non equivalent groups to determine the difference, if any, in pain assessment documentation after the introduction of a pain assessment documentation tool, the Brief Pain Inventory (BPI), as a template embedded into the existing EMR. Results: The data was aggregated and summarized and a paired t-test was used to compare results between patient encounters pre- and post-implementation of the BPI.' Strong evidence demonstrated a high effectiveness of the BPI to improve pain assessment documentation, particularly in the area of patient functioning:' general activity, walking, work, mood, enjoyment of life, relations with others, and sleep. Conclusion:'' Embedding a validated tool for comprehensive pain assessment in an EMR enables providers to perform a comprehensive assessment of pain patients that reflects a multidisciplinary approach to pain management.
Keywords:
Functionality; Chronic pain; Acute Pain
Repository Posting Date:
17-Nov-2014
Date of Publication:
17-Nov-2014
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
25th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Hong Kong
Description:
International Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Note:
Items submitted to a conference/event were evaluated/peer-reviewed at the time of abstract submission to the event. No other peer-review was provided prior to submission to the Henderson Repository.

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleWill Introduction of a Pain Assessment Template in an Electronic Medical Record Result in Improvement of Pain Assessment Documentation in an Outpatient Settingen
dc.contributor.authorPechaty, Theresa Annen
dc.contributor.departmentEta Alphaen
dc.author.detailsTheresa Ann Pechaty, DNPen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/335552-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Sunday, July 27, 2014: ABSTRACT: Purpose: This pilot project evaluated whether the pain assessment instrument Brief Pain Inventory (BPI) embedded in the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) used by providers in a primary care setting of Fort Belvoir Community Hospital would improve documentation of pain assessments. Background/significance: 'The Office of the Surgeon General's Pain Management Task Force (PMTF) determined that pain management in the military treatment system should have a biopsychosocial focus and pain assessments reflect a multidisciplinary approach.' Health-information technology, such as electronic health records, has the potential to facilitate the assessment of pain through the incorporation of valid pain assessment tools that would provide a comprehensive and timely assessment of pain patients. Methods:' This project used a quasi-experimental design using non equivalent groups to determine the difference, if any, in pain assessment documentation after the introduction of a pain assessment documentation tool, the Brief Pain Inventory (BPI), as a template embedded into the existing EMR. Results: The data was aggregated and summarized and a paired t-test was used to compare results between patient encounters pre- and post-implementation of the BPI.' Strong evidence demonstrated a high effectiveness of the BPI to improve pain assessment documentation, particularly in the area of patient functioning:' general activity, walking, work, mood, enjoyment of life, relations with others, and sleep. Conclusion:'' Embedding a validated tool for comprehensive pain assessment in an EMR enables providers to perform a comprehensive assessment of pain patients that reflects a multidisciplinary approach to pain management.en
dc.subjectFunctionalityen
dc.subjectChronic painen
dc.subjectAcute Painen
dc.date.available2014-11-17T13:54:48Z-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17-
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T13:54:48Z-
dc.conference.date2014en
dc.conference.name25th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationHong Kongen
dc.descriptionInternational Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kongen
dc.description.noteItems submitted to a conference/event were evaluated/peer-reviewed at the time of abstract submission to the event. No other peer-review was provided prior to submission to the Henderson Repository.-
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