Pain management documentation quality as a reflection of nurses' clinical judgment
Rain management documentation (PMD) is the chief method used by administrators, surveyors, and quality improvement managers to measure the quality of pain management. Eighty-five nurses from 2 hospitals generated 340 PMD record entries, which were scored using the Samuels PMD) Rating Scale. Nurses' PMD scores ranged from 2.5 to 6.5 (SD = 0.77). Less than 50% of the entries met joint Commission standards. Documentation results may reflect nurses' pain management clinical judgment. Targeted interventions are recommended.
Journal of Nursing Care Quality
LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS
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Samuels, J.G. & Fetzer, S. (2009). Pain management documentation quality as a reflection of nurses' clinical judgment. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 24 (3), 223-231.
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