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The Seven Commandments of Pain Management

Commandment I

Recognize the right of patients to appropriate assessment of pain management

Commandment II

Assess the existence and, if present, the nature and intensity of pain in all patients

Commandment III

Record the results of the assessment in a way that facilitates regular reassessment and follow-up

Commandment IV

Determine and assure staff competency in pain assessment and management, and address pain assessment and management in the orientation of all new staff

Commandment V

Establish policies and procedures which support the appropriate prescription or ordering of effective pain medications

Commandment VI

Educate patients and their families about effective pain management

Commandment VII

Address patient needs for symptom management in the discharge planning process

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