Date of Award

Spring 5-2020

Document Type

DNP Project

Project Team Faculty Member

Dr. Valerie Griffin

Project Team Faculty Member

Dr. Lisa Green


pain medication, orthopedic pain management, opioid use, quality improvement, prescription opioid protocol, pain management protocol


Implementation of an organization-wide pain management policy incorporates a multifaceted team approach that could lead to improved patient outcomes. The absence of a standardized opioid prescribing policy within a healthcare organization has led to individual departments adopting their own guidelines. Management of an individual patient’s pain medication is often met with reluctance from providers when a patient is transferred from another department leaving the patient with inadequate care.

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