School of Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Pain Management, Opioids, Nonpharmacological Management, Pain Flowsheet
Family Practice Nursing | Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing | Nursing Administration | Other Nursing | Public Health and Community Nursing
Swezey, Lisa, "Pain Management: A Flowsheet for Providers" (2018). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1876.
Many different factors led to the trend of providers prescribing opioids for chronic pain. However, the misuse of and many deaths related to opioid prescriptions have caused the trend to reverse its direction. National organizations call for providers to stay clear of opioid medication and increase the use of nonpharmacological pain management, but also to treat pain adequately. There are still many barriers to decreasing the use of opioids and increasing the use of nonpharmacological methods. This scholarly project hoped to use an educational flowsheet to assist providers in meeting the demands from national organizations to decrease the use of pain medications and patients to treat pain adequately.