Addressing the what, who, when, where, and how of implementing the AHCPR guidelines is an attempt to simplify what may be an overwhelming process. Use the suggestions presented in Figure 1 to formulate an action plan, and remember to assign a time frame and individual accountability. The commitment to moving the guidelines from the bookshelf to the bedside begins now. Using a process such as this will assist efforts to improve care of patients in pain. It is our hope that a year from now the copy of the AHCPR cancer pain guidelines on your shelf will not be covered with dust but rather will be a well-worn text translated to practice.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Oncology nursing forum|
|State||Published - Aug 1 1994|
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