For many patients in the hospital, their pain is inadequately controlled. We propose to establish a new approach for safe and effective pain control in the adult non-critical care patient population. We will create a system to balance the concerns of adequate pain control and the risks for abuse and misuse of opioids.
The QOMAD approach is based on a model developed by the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM). The Joint Commission and the National Quality Foundation awarded SHM the prestigious Eisenberg Award in April 2012 for its Resource Room/Mentored Implementation model. Over the past eight years, this model has been successfully applied to address other critical clinical quality improvement challenges. Upon engagement in this initiative, SHM will develop a Mentored Implementation model to assist hospitals in fostering inpatient pain management. SHM will also develop a Resource Room to facilitate access to key resources. SHM will assist hospitals nationwide in translating the model into practice. To date SHM has worked with over 300 hospitals to help engineer quality improvement.