Journal Article

Achieving the Institute of Medicine's 6 aims for quality in the midst of the opioid crisis: considerations for the emergency department.

Waszak DL; Fennimore LA.

Addressing the opioid epidemic will require a multidimensional approach to improvement. This commentary reviews the literature on use of the Institute of Medicine six-aim care improvement framework in pain management in the emergency department to identify how emergency room nurses can help reduce unintended consequences associated with prescription opioid use.