Acute, chronic and cancer pain continues to be a major concern for the consumer and the healthcare professionals who assist them. Under treated pain may increase the time a patient stays in the hospital or may make it difficult for the patient to care for himself/herself and return to optimal functioning. Recognizing the impact and consequences of pain, the JCAHO (Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Hospitals Organization) that accredits 80% of the nation’s hospitals, has included improved pain management as an imperative in the survey process for hospitals. Genesis Medical Center takes the responsibility of improving pain management very seriously and offers the following information to staff and consumers.
Download our Pain Guidelines Booklet.