Journal article

A Quality Improvement Project on Pain Management at a Tertiary Pediatric Hospital

Jodi Wilding, Hailey Scott, Victoria Suwalska, Zarina Geddes, Carolina Lavin Venegas, Deborah Long, Gail Macartney, Mary MacNeil, Brenda Martelli, Deborah Mervitz, Jessica Reszel, Carol Theoret-Douglas, Nora Ullyot, Denise Harrison

CANADIAN JOURNAL OF NURSING RESEARCH | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2021

Abstract

To assess and improve pain management practices for hospitalized children in an urban tertiary pediatric teaching hospital. METHODS: Health Quality Ontario Quality Improvement (QI) framework informed this study. A pre (T1) - post (T2) intervention assessment included chart reviews and children/caregiver surveys to ascertain pain management practices. Information on self-reported pain intensity, painful procedures, pain treatment and satisfaction were obtained from children/caregivers. Documented pain assessment, pain scores, and pharmacological/non-pharmacological pain treatments were collected by chart review. T1 data was fed back to pediatric units to inform their decisions and pain manage..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This work was supported by the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Foundation (grant number Quality Improvement Grant).