Journal article

Pain Assessment and Management After a Knowledge Translation Booster Intervention.

Bonnie J Stevens, Janet Yamada, Sara Promislow, Melanie Barwick, Marie Pinard, undefined CIHR Team in Children’s Pain

Pediatrics | American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) | Published : 2016

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Inadequate pain treatment leaves hospitalized children vulnerable to immediate and long-term sequelae. A multidimensional knowledge translation intervention (ie, the Evidence-based Practice for Improving Quality [EPIQ]) improved pain assessment, management, and intensity outcomes in 16 units at 8 Canadian pediatric hospitals. The sustained effectiveness of EPIQ over time is unknown, however. The goals of this study were to determine the following: (1) sustainability of the impact of EPIQ on pain assessment, management, and intensity outcomes 12, 24, and 36 months after EPIQ; (2) effectiveness of a pain practice change booster (Booster) intervention to sustain EPIQ ..

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