Spotlight on pain management

Accreditation Connection, November 7, 2008

Editor’s note: This feature explores problematic Joint Commission standards with expert advice from Briefings on The Joint Commission advisors. This month, Elizabeth Di Giacomo-Geffers, RN, MPH, CNAA, BC, CSHA, a healthcare consultant in Trabuco Canyon, CA, and former Joint Commission surveyor, discusses recent changes in the area of pain management.

The Joint Commission has brought a renewed focus to the area of pain management with its recently released brochure, “What You Should Know About Pain Management,” as part of the accrediting body’s Speak Up program.

Pain management has been on The Joint Commission’s radar for quite some time. Since 2000, it has been a part of The Joint Commission’s national standards as well as the accreditation process.

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