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Management of Postoperative Pain: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American Pain Society, the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, and the American Society of
This guideline provides recommendations based on the underlying premise that optimal management begins in the preoperative period with an assessment of the patient and development of a plan of care tailored to the individual and the surgical procedure involved, and multimodal regimens are recommended in many situations. Expand
American pain society recommendations for improving the quality of acute and cancer pain management: American Pain Society Quality of Care Task Force.
Efforts to improve the quality of pain management must move beyond assessment and communication of pain to implementation and evaluation of improvements in pain treatment that are timely, safe, evidence based, and multimodal. Expand
Revised American Pain Society Patient Outcome Questionnaire (APS-POQ-R) for quality improvement of pain management in hospitalized adults: preliminary psychometric evaluation.
The initial psychometric properties of the APS-POQ-R for quality improvement purposes of hospitalized adult patients are presented and results provide support for the internal consistency of the instrument subscales, construct validity and clinical feasibility. Expand
Application of the American Pain Society quality assurance standards
It appears that patients are satisfied if clinicians say they want to provide pain management regardless of whether they actually do, and the data raise questions about the interpretation of patient satisfaction as an outcome variable in studies of the quality of pain management. Expand
A 10-year review of quality improvement monitoring in pain management: recommendations for standardized outcome measures.
Although there are no perfect measures of quality, longitudinal data support the validity of a core set of indicators that could be used to obtain benchmark data for quality improvement in pain management in the hospital setting. Expand
Quality improvement guidelines for the treatment of acute pain and cancer pain. American Pain Society Quality of Care Committee.
Quality improvement programs to improve treatment of acute pain and cancer pain should include five key elements: ensuring that a report of unrelieved pain raises a "red flag" that attracts clinicians' attention, and coordinating and assessing implementation of these measures. Expand
Patient satisfaction and pain severity as outcomes in pain management: a longitudinal view of one setting's experience.
It is postulated that patients are satisfied even though they are in pain because they experience a commonly expected peak and trough pattern of pain relief, a pattern that occurs with "as needed" administration. Expand
Core Competencies for Pain Management: Results of an Interprofessional Consensus Summit
Objective The objective of this project was to develop core competencies in pain assessment and management for prelicensure health professional education. Such core pain competencies common to allExpand
Opioid equianalgesic calculations.
A basic review of the pharmacology of opioids is provided, how to calculate an equianalgesic dose is explained, and some of the current controversies of the relative potencies of opioids listed in equianAlgesic tables are described. Expand
Use of Nonpharmacologic Interventions for Pain and Anxiety After Total Hip and Total Knee Arthroplasty
Providing a kit of nonpharmacologic strategies can increase the use of these methods for postoperative pain and anxiety and decrease the amount of opioid taken. Expand