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Reducing Nursing Home Resident Pain

Staff members working within nursing homes successfully implemented a quality improvement project aimed at reducing resident pain.

Interviews were conducted with 24 nursing home employees from within eight facilities participating in the quality improvement project. Findings were organized using the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research.

Interprofessional communication, supportive leadership, training, and nursing assistant participation facilitated implementation. Increased documentation, resistance to change, and difficulty measuring outcomes were perceived challenges.

To learn more, see Abrahamson et al. (2015). Implementation of a nursing home quality improvement project to reduce resident pain: A qualitative case study. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 30(3), 261-268.

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