The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) new standards on pain assessment and management for accredited ambulatory care facilities, critical access hospitals, and office-based surgery practices went into effect on January 1, 2019. These updates continue JCAHO’s initiative that required new and revised pain assessment and management standards for accredited hospitals that were implemented on January 1, 2018.
In response, the American College of Healthcare Trustees (ACHT) is organizing a conference titled “Integrative Approaches to Pain Assessment and Management: Solutions to the Opioids Crisis”.
To provide health facility executives, medical and nursing leadership and staff involved in pain assessment and management with the latest knowledge and processes for pain assessment and the integration of non-invasive, non-pharmacological modalities for effective treatment of pain. The conference will also include the sessions on opioid abuse and the medical use of cannabis.
Participants will be offered Continued Medical Education (CME) credits and Clinical Education Units (CEU).