The goals of the Improving Pain Assessment (IPA) QIA for facilities in the Network 7 service area are to decrease CROWNWeb responses to:
- "No documentation of pain assessment, and no reason is given" to zero in 10 percent.
- "Pain assessment documented as positive using a standardized tool. A follow-up plan is not documented and no reason given" by 10 percent from the 2016 baseline.
Focus facilities will participate in the Pain Assessment QIA through September 30, 2018.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Keep Comfortable on Dialysis
This one page document for patients provides some ideas to help promote comfort and ease patients' pain that can be tried before moving to medication.
Non-pharmacological Interventions for Pain: Recommendations for Dialysis Staff
This one page document provides non-opioid interventions for chronic pain based on CDC recommendations and patient subject matter expert feedback.
- CROWNWeb Pain Assessment Options
This document provides an easy-to-follow explanation of how to complete the CROWNWeb Pain Assessment Options submission.
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