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Implementation of the AHCPR pain guidelines for children
Journal of nursing care quality
  • K. Schmidt
  • D. Holida
  • Charmaine Kleiber, University of Iowa
  • M. Petersen
  • L. Phearman
Document Type
Peer Reviewed
Publication Date
NLM Title Abbreviation
J Nurs Care Qual
PubMed ID
Successful implementation of Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR) clinical practice guidelines must involve an institutional commitment and an interdisciplinary effort. This article describes how a pediatric nursing research committee took the leadership role in implementing the AHCPR acute pain guidelines for children. Steps toward implementation included assessment of current practice methods, nursing interventions, interdisciplinary interventions, and plans for evaluating the practice change through the institutional quality assessment and improvement program.
  • Acute Disease,
  • Child,
  • Family,
  • Humans,
  • Inservice Training,
  • Nursing Service,
  • Hospital/standards,
  • Pain/nursing,
  • Patient Care Team/organization & administration,
  • Patient Education as Topic,
  • Pediatrics/standards,
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic,
  • Program Development,
  • United States,
  • United States Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Published Article/Book Citation
Journal of nursing care quality, 8:3 (1994) pp.68-74.
Citation Information
K. Schmidt, D. Holida, Charmaine Kleiber, M. Petersen, et al.. "Implementation of the AHCPR pain guidelines for children" Journal of nursing care quality Vol. 8 Iss. 3 (1994) p. 68 - 74 ISSN: 1057-3631
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