Congratulations to the Well Managed Pain team for producing and sharing their first health system improvement guide.
The guide describes the project the team undertook as part of Counties Manukau Health’s Beyond 20,000 Days campaign. It includes the problem the team addressed, their aim, the improvements they developed and tested, and the outcomes of their project.
The Well Managed Pain team created an integrated service to address the needs of inpatients with complex pain. The service integrates the skills of an anaesthetist, a pharmacist, a psychologist and a clinical nurse specialist. It put a consistent care team in place, improved inpatient treatment of pain with a multidisciplinary approach to assessment and care planning, improved communication between services and ensured more effective transitions of care. Well Managed Pain has improved the quality of care for inpatients with complex pain.
The health system improvement guide is a celebration of the Well Managed Pain team’s hard work, and a learning tool for other health professionals wanting to adopt and implement the programme in their own areas.
If you would like to know more about the Well Managed Pain project, or need support to implement the programme, please contact Diana Dowdle, Delivery Manager, Ko Awatea. Email: Diana.firstname.lastname@example.org
Download the guide by clicking here