Event Title

Effect on Opioid Use Following Implementation of Evidence-Based Pain Management Practices on an Observation Unit

Location

Hager-Lubbers Exhibition Hall

Start Date

15-4-2018 3:30 PM

Description

PURPOSE: Multimodal pain management is the use of two or more analgesics with different mechanisms of action in order to produce a synergistic effect for pain relief. Multimodal pain management is an evidence-based pain management approach that provides effective pain relief while simultaneously reducing need for unnecessary opioid use. PROCEDURES: This is a DNP project where multimodal pain management practices were implemented as the standard of care when opioids were used to treat patients for pain on an Emergency Department Observation Unit. OUTCOME: Before implementing multimodal pain management as the standard of care, 42% of all patients receiving opioids for pain received no other type of class of analgesic. After implementation, 80% of patients receiving opioids were treated for pain as part of a multimodal approach. IMPACT: As a result, the unit saw a significant reduction in opioid use while still providing patients with adequate pain relief.

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Apr 15th, 3:30 PM

Effect on Opioid Use Following Implementation of Evidence-Based Pain Management Practices on an Observation Unit

Hager-Lubbers Exhibition Hall

PURPOSE: Multimodal pain management is the use of two or more analgesics with different mechanisms of action in order to produce a synergistic effect for pain relief. Multimodal pain management is an evidence-based pain management approach that provides effective pain relief while simultaneously reducing need for unnecessary opioid use. PROCEDURES: This is a DNP project where multimodal pain management practices were implemented as the standard of care when opioids were used to treat patients for pain on an Emergency Department Observation Unit. OUTCOME: Before implementing multimodal pain management as the standard of care, 42% of all patients receiving opioids for pain received no other type of class of analgesic. After implementation, 80% of patients receiving opioids were treated for pain as part of a multimodal approach. IMPACT: As a result, the unit saw a significant reduction in opioid use while still providing patients with adequate pain relief.