Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS)

9 Pain Management

With over 50% of patients receiving opioids during their hospital stay, hospitals must have a standardized process for assessing the need for opioids, the potential for alternatives, and the protocol for monitoring the patient once opioids are administered.

Our APSS outline actionable steps healthcare organizations should take to successfully implement and sustain behavior change for high reliability, shared understanding, thorough communication, and meaningful person-centered care across the organization.

Actionable steps include:

  • Executive Summary Checklist
  • Leadership checklist guide to determine whether current evidence-based guidelines are being followed in your organization
  • Performance improvement plan to follow if improvements are necessary
  • Clinical workflow for preoccupation with workflow for areas of improvement
  • How to educate patients and family members about the significance of their role throughout the continuum
  • Guidance on how to measure outcomes

Related APSS

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