HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
National summit on pain management to discuss new standards for pain assessment and treatment

Pain. It's the most common reason people seek medical attention. In fact, more than 120 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, and 50 million workdays each year are lost due to chronic pain. When left unmanaged, pain can have devastating physiological and psychological effects, slowing recovery and increasing costs to the health care system. Yet, undertreatment of pain is perpetuated by common misperceptions about pain medication addiction and tolerance.

To increase knowledge and stimulate greater collaboration among U.S. health care leaders, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and the American Pain Society will convene the Leadership Summit on Pain Management on Monday, May 22 in Chicago and Monday, July 31 in Los Angeles.

The Summit will examine the Joint Commission's new pain management standards, organizational change strategies, and legal and ethical issues.

The Joint Commission, the United States' leading evaluator of healthcare quality, requires that the standards be used by the nearly 18,000 hospitals, nursing homes, home care agencies, outpatient clinics, behavioral health facilities and health plans that the organization accredits.


'"/>

Contact: Charlene Hill, JCAHO
chill@jcaho.org
630-792-5175
Porter Novelli
10-May-2000


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. National Academies advisory: May 2 Symposium on International Science Policy
2. National Academies News: William H. Foege to receive Public Welfare Medal, Academys highest honor
3. National Academies news: Academy honors 17 for major contributions to science
4. National Academies advisory: Report assesses health implications of perchlorate exposure
5. National Academies Advisory: Jan. 11 public briefing on perchlorate in drinking water
6. National Academies news: Gulf War and Health
7. National survey shows few physicians elected to Congress
8. Six new Roybal Centers for Applied Gerontology established by National Institute on Aging
9. UGA professor receives $3 million grant from National Cancer Institute for breast cancer research
10. National Academies advisory: Nov. 4-6 Frontiers of Science meeting in Irvine, Calif.
11. National Chemistry Week celebrates health and wellness in Washington, D.C., area

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/4/2016)... ... 04, 2016 , ... Fertility Centers of New England announced today the opening ... Fertility Center provides convenient access to care for patients seeking fertility treatment in Maine. ... Wellness Comprehensive Care in Portland,” said Fertility Centers of New England President and CEO, ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... ... May 04, 2016 , ... An ... is reaching the global health community through expanding activities that embrace training, standards, ... in the resource-limited countries. , In support of this important work, ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... ... 03, 2016 , ... Today at its Annual Technology & ... Pulido, R.Ph., Co-Founder of NCPDP and member of the NCPDP Foundation Board of ... Specialist, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). NCPDP’s Champion ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Calvary Hospital recently hosted a reception to mark a new ... located at Mary, Manning Walsh Home (MMW) in Manhattan. , During the school ... an hour, once a week. The music brings a lot of joy to the ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... ... 03, 2016 , ... Sandbox, one of the nation’s leading ... the newly created position of executive vice president, chief creative officer.     , In ... Chicago and LA offices. He reports to Nancy Finigan, president of those offices. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/3/2016)... Mo. , May 3, 2016 ... Medical Center,s Institute for Advancing Medical Innovation (IAMI) ... commercialize new drugs, diagnostics and medical devices. ... BioNovus Innovations with rights to license, develop and ... "This partnership represents a ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... May 3, 2016   BIOTRONIK , a ... announced Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of ... provides heart failure patients with access to diagnostic ... have remote monitoring with daily automatic transmission and ... rate in response to physiological demands. ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... May 3, 2016 According to ... Share, Development, Growth and Demand Forecast to 2022 - ... Strength (High Field, Very High Field, Low to Mid ... and Neck, Spine, Musculoskeletal, Vascular, Breast, Pelvic and Abdomen, ... resonance imaging (MRI) market was valued at $5,351.7 million ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: