Documentation of pain assessment and treatment: how are we doing?

  title={Documentation of pain assessment and treatment: how are we doing?},
  author={Jo Ann Dalton and John Carlson and William S Blau and Celeste Lindley and Shelley Greer and Richard Youngblood},
  journal={Pain management nursing : official journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses},
  volume={2 2},
The purpose of this analysis was to evaluate documentation of practice provided by a multidisciplinary team of nurses, physicians, and pharmacists who participated in an educational program on postoperative pain management. Chart audit of 787 patient charts at 6 sites revealed documentation of pain histories in approximately 75% of the charts, most often in the surgeon's history and physical examination. Examination of multiple assessment items indicated that the experimental group, relative to… CONTINUE READING

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