Pain management: Educate to alleviate

Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development (formerly The Staff Educator), May 1, 2008

Nurses want to provide patients with safe, comfortable care so that they don’t have to bear unnecessary pain. However, “nursing research is rich with examples of patients receiving substandard pain management and sparse individualized education,” according to an article in MEDSURG Nursing. Train your nurses on pain management and give them the tools and motivation they need to manage discomfort because the absence of pain management education can be far-reaching.

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