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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
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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