VII. Quality Improvement
This section includes medical
review tools, strategic plans, performance and quality improvement packets, a
manual for "building an institutional commitment to pain management", sample
materials for quality improvement committees, and information on the Join
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) standards for
City of Hope Publications
Balogh, E., Ganz, P., Murphy, s., Nass, S., Ferrell, B. R., & Stovall, E.
Patient-centered cancer treatment planning: Improving the quality of oncology
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship and
Institute of Medicine workshop.
The Oncologist, 16 1800-1805.
Wall and Melzack's Textbook of Pain,
6th Edition (Available in April)
McMahon, S. & Koltzenburg, M. (2013). PA: Saunders/Elsevier. ISBN #:
The Healthcare Quality Book: Vision, Strategy, and Tools, 2nd
E. R., Joshi, M. S., Nash, D. B., & Ransom, S. B. (2008). IL: Health
Administration Press. ISBN #: 1567933017.
Plan - Long Term Care - Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI.
This action plan is a format for an institution to implement a strategic plan in
establishing a pain management program.
State Policy Issues in End-of-Life Care – Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
publications that advance balanced approaches to pain management policy,
consumer protection and professional development.
Perspectives - Joint Commission Resources, Chicago, IL
Joint Commission Perspectives is your primary source for changes to standards,
accreditation requirements, and JCAHO initiatives, including the new
Medical Record Audit Form
- University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics, Madison, WI
Comprehensive audit tool to review documentation of
pain assessment, analgesic prescribing and administration practices.
Pain Care Packet - The Chambersburg Hospital,
Includes a 4 page packet containing a 9 item Pain
Questionnaire for use after discharge, a 7 item Pain Service Outcome Survey and
an 11 item outline of "Rights of the Patient and Responsibility of the
Pain Management Program/Strategic Plan
- Dominican Santa Cruz Hospital, Santa Cruz, California
The Strategic Plan includes
a 16 page packet describing a pain management program and strategic plan. A
vision statement, basic assumptions, targets, goals, and strategies for
implementation are outlined.
Patient-Centered Care Improvement Guide - Picker Institute, Boston, MA
This guide is filled with best practices and practical implementation tools
thanks to the generosity of hospitals across the United States whose commitment
to advancing patient-centered care.
- Patient Questionnaire on Pain Management - Willamette Falls Hospital,
Oregon City, OR
A simple questionnaire used to assess patient
satisfaction with pain after hospitalization. The tool is formatted for easy use
as a mailed survey.
- Quality Assurance Packet - Saint
Luke’s Shawnee Mission Health System, Shawnee Mission, KS
- Commitment to Cancer Pain
Patient Rating Guide
- Patient Outcome
Chart Audit Tool
- Pain Assessment Flowsheet
- Palliative Care Protocol
- MS Drip Protocol
- Care of Patient
Experiencing Cancer Related Pain
- The Resource Center
of the Alliance of State Pain Initiatives (ASPI)
Institutional Commitment to Pain Management: The Wisconsin Resource Manual,
Handbook of Cancer Pain Management, 5th Edition
Nursing Competency Guidelines
Resource Nurse Program Curriculum & Planning Guide
Post-Operative Pain (POP) Management Project Lecture Series CD
modified: March 17, 2016