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Pain Assessment and Management Across the Continuum of Care

Premiere Date:
Thursday, January 25th, 2018
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM CT
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM MT
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM PT

Program Description
Effective January 1, 2018, new and revised pain assessment and management standards will be applicable to all Joint Commission-accredited hospitals. These standards — in the Leadership (LD); Medical Staff (MS); Provision of Care, Treatment, and Services (PC); and Performance Improvement (PI) chapters of the hospital accreditation manual — are designed to improve the quality and safety of care provided by Joint Commission-accredited hospitals. 

The new and revised standards accomplish this by requiring hospitals to:
  • Identify pain assessment and pain management, including safe opioid prescribing, as an organizational priority (LD.04.03.13). 
  • Actively involve the organized medical staff in leadership roles in organization performance improvement activities to improve quality of care, treatment, and services and patient safety (MS.05.01.01). 
  • Assess and manage the patient’s pain and minimize the risks associated with treatment (PC.01.02.07). 
  • Collect data to monitor its performance (PI.01.01.01).
  • Compile and analyze data (PI.02.01.01).

After completing this activity, the participant should be able to:
  • Describe the new and revised Joint Commission pain assessment and management standards.
  • Identify other Joint Commission standards that support the implementation of the new and revised pain management standards.
  • Identify performance improvement efforts made, based on the case studies presented.

Target Audience
This program is relevant to organization leaders, performance improvement (PI) staff, and those directly involved in pain management, including medical staff, nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and social services.

Jacquelyn W. Duplantis, RN, MSN
Field Representative
The Joint Commission

Burton L. Thelander, RN, MS, NE-BC
Field Representative, The Joint Commission
Performance Improvement Specialist, NYU – Langone Hospitals

These presenters do not have any financial arrangements or affiliations with corporate organizations that either provide educational grants to this program or may be referenced in this activity. These presenters have also attested that their discussions will not include any unapproved or off-label use of products.

Accreditation Information:
The Joint Commission is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME-AMA PRA Category 1™), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 

Live activity ACPE #0573-0000-18-007-L05-P; Enduring ACPE #0573-0000-18-007-H05-P

The Joint Commission is provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 6381, for 1 contact hour.

The Joint Commission is authorized to award 1.0 contact hour of pre-approved ACHE Qualified Education credit for this program toward advancement or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program wishing to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit should indicate their attendance when submitting application to the American College of Healthcare Executives for advancement or recertification.

This activity has been approved by the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) for 1.0 Certified Professional Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) credit. 

The Joint Commission Enterprise has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).

This education offering qualifies for 1.0 Certified Joint Commission Professional (CJCP) credit hours towards CJCP recertification. In order to obtain CJCP credit hours, an individual must first be certified before they start acquiring CJCP credit hours. CJCP credit hours will not be retroactive.

Full attendance at every session is a prerequisite for receiving full continuing education credits. If a participant needs to leave early, his or her continuing education credits will be reduced.

Successful completion of this CE activity includes the following:
  • View the presentation and read the accompanying Resource Guide.
  • Complete the online Evaluation Form and Post Test.
  • A CE certificate/statement of credit can be printed online following successful completion of the Post Test and the Evaluation Form.