Advancing the Safety of Acute Pain Management.
Approach to Improving SafetyResource TypeClinical AreaError TypesOrigin/Sponsor
Pain management has emerged as a complex safety concern. This report discusses four organizational prerequisites to improve pain management: prioritization, education, patient- and family-centeredness, and effective systems of care. Recommended steps for leadership to successfully implement safe pain management include obtaining commitment, convening a multidisciplinary working group, developing a plan, and executing the plan.