Joint Commission's Updates to Pain Assessment and Management Standards Extended to Home Care and Nursing Care Centers

January 25, 2019 | Aging Services Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance

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Joint Commission–accredited nursing care centers and home health services will be affected by new and revised pain assessment and management standards that will take effect July 1, 2019, according to a January 9, 2019, article by Joint Commission. To explain the rationale and the evidence supporting these changes, Joint Commission has published in-depth reports specifically for each of these care settings, with one report each: nursing care centers and home health.

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