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The increased demand for palliative care services has led to concerns surrounding workforce knowledge and resiliency, specifically with regard to palliative pain management for patients with life-limiting illnesses. Educational preparedness of nurses along with best processes and practices is necessary to promote optimal care for patients requiring palliative pain management. Through analyzing Veterans Administration Strategic Analytics for Improvement and Learning data, a deficiency in short-stay self-reported palliative patient pain management at the Southwestern Veterans Administration Medical Center, a level 1B, tertiary care referral center was defined. Best practices in the palliative care industry were then identified, and a quality improvement plan in the form of a nurse-driven palliative care pain education hands-on simulation was generated to promote excellence in care. Quality improvement for short-stay palliative pain management at the Southwestern Veterans Administration Medical Center was the end goal.
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Facilities providing diagnostic, therapeutic, and palliative services for patients with severe chronic pain. These may be free-standing clinics or hospital-based and serve ambulatory or inpatient populations. The approach is usually multidisciplinary. These clinics are often referred to as "acute pain services". (From Br Med Bull 1991 Jul;47(3):762-85)
A form of therapy that employs a coordinated and interdisciplinary approach for easing the suffering and improving the quality of life of those experiencing pain.
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In health care reimbursement, especially in the prospective payment system, those patients who require an unusually long hospital stay or whose stay generates unusually high costs.
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