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
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..View full abstract
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).