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Use this MDS 3.0 quality measure fact sheet to help report the percentage of long-stay residents with at least one episode of moderate/severe pain or horrible/excruciating pain of any frequency in the last five days.


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Date Added: 07/14/2015
Date Last Modified: 12/17/2018

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has posted a guide that summarizes findings from 83 clinical studies, published from 1990 through 2010, which detail what is known and not known on the issue of pain management for patients with hip fractures. The results are discussed in this guide.


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Date Added: 01/13/2015
Date Last Modified: 07/16/2018

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) published this guidance to help broaden healthcare professionals’ understanding of medications that can be used to treat Americans with opioid use disorder (OUD).


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Date Added: 03/19/2018
Date Last Modified: 03/12/2018

This retrospective medical record review study identified risk factors for patients remaining on an opioid medication for more than one year following their initial prescription according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


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Date Added: 09/13/2017
Date Last Modified: 09/12/2017

Use this MDS 3.0 quality measure fact sheet to help capture the percentage of short-stay residents with at least one episode of moderate/severe pain or horrible/excruciating pain of any frequency in the last five days.


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Date Added: 07/26/2015
Date Last Modified: 07/26/2015

This article discusses the importance of thorough pain- and fall-risk assessments and how, when pain remains undiagnosed and uncontrolled, it can lead to a variety of adverse outcomes, including falls.


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Date Added: 01/14/2015
Date Last Modified: 01/14/2015

Based on a pain recognition study conducted by the authors of the article, "Assessing Pain and Falls Risk in Residents With Cognitive Impairment: Associated Problems With Overlooked Assessments," they developed a checklist that health care providers can use to identify nonverbal cues of chronic pain in elderly residents. The use of such an instrument may serve to better identify those cognitively impaired persons who may benefit from a pain management plan.


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Date Added: 01/14/2015
Date Last Modified: 01/14/2015

The National Pharmaceutical Council's Assessment of Pain document reviews some of the core principles of pain assessment and management. It explores approaches that clinicians can use in the initial assessment of pain.


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Date Added: 01/14/2015
Date Last Modified: 01/14/2015

This toolkit has been prepared as a resource manual for use by Veterans Health Administration (VHA) managers and staff in implementing the VHA National Pain Management Strategy. It offers guidelines for the completion of comprehensive pain assessments.


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Date Added: 01/13/2015
Date Last Modified: 01/13/2015

This document, developed by TMF Health Quality Institute, provides a list of tools and resources to help providers assess pain in residents.


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Date Added: 05/28/2013
Date Last Modified: 12/17/2014

This article provides information on steps designed to help nurses and others determine the scope of pain as well as its causes and type which are listed on a tip sheet published by the American Association for Long Term Care Nursing.


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Date Added: 01/05/2014
Date Last Modified: 01/05/2014

 

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