Improving the Quality of Cancer Pain Management in an Academic Medical Center Emergency Department

Young Hwa Won

Yun Jung Choi

Shin Ahn

Jae-Lyun Lee

Jeong Yun Park

Sulhwa Kim

Tae Won Kim

Yeon Hee Kim

cancer pain, pain management, pain assessment, emergency department
CJON 2014, 18(6), 626-629. DOI: 10.1188/14.CJON.626-629

The impact and outcomes of the implementation of a pain management guideline and pain assessment standard operating procedure (SOP) in a cancer-specific emergency department are evaluated in this article. After implementation of the SOP, the number of pain assessments conducted per patient during hospitalization increased, as did the percentage of patients who underwent a pain assessment at admission, within one hour after analgesic medication was administered, and at regular intervals.

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