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OMMC’s Cancer Pain Control Program

 

Goal: Satisfactory control of cancer pain for all clients consulting OMMC.

 

Strategies:

 

  1. Formulation and continual updating of clinical practice guidelines in cancer pain control.
  2. Continual education of staff on cancer pain control program and clinical practice guidelines for proper implementation.
  3. Insurance of provision of facilities to make all needed analgesics, particularly morphine, always readily available in and accessible from the hospital pharmacy.
  4. Continual monitoring and assessment of cancer pain control in all clients, particularly, admitted patients.

 

Evaluation criteria:

 

All enabling objectives and strategies are accomplished by end of 2003 and sustained thereafter.

 

Every year, at least 90% of admitted cancer patients have achieved pain score of 3 or less prior to discharge.