SDS Pain Management-JCAHO Pain Standards
The following pain management standards are included in the 1999-2000 Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Ambulatory Care. The complete standards, along with intent, examples of compliance, and scoring are located on the Joint Commission Web site at www.jcaho. org/standard/pm_idx.html.
• Patient rights and organization ethics
— RI.1.2.7. Patients have the right to appropriate assessment and management of pain.
• Assessment of patients
— PE 1.4. Pain is assessed in all patients.
• Care of patients
— TX.3.3. Prescribing and ordering medications follow established procedures.
— TX.5.4. The patient is monitored throughout the post-procedure period, with specific attention to:
— TX.5.4.6. pain intensity and quality (for example, the character, frequency, location, and duration of pain) and responses to treatments.
• Education of patients and family
— Standard PF.2. Patient education is tailored to address patients' needs, values, abilities, and readiness to learn. Education addresses:
— PF.2.5. pain management as part of treatment.
• Continuum of care
— CC.6.1. The follow-up process provides for continuing care based on the patient's care needs.
• Improving organization performance
— P1.3.1. The organization collects data to monitor its performance.