Table 3

Practical Tips Shared by Nursing Home Provider Teams About Better Pain Management Practices

Shared experiences in utilizing local hospice organization as a resource for clinical education about pain management

Shared pain assessment forms

Gave examples of non-pharmocological interventions for pain management that are inexpensive and easy to implement

Gave advice on local suppliers that stock inexpensive items to include in a non-pharmacological intervention 'kit' to use in pain management (e.g., aromatherapy supplies.)

Gave examples of nursing home staff that participated on facility-wide pain management team

Shared opinions on software programs that could be used to query nursing home MDS data

Shared successes and barriers in implementing current system for quality improvement around pain management

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