Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorKlein, Stephanie
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-07T22:38:58Z
dc.date.available2016-06-07T22:38:58Z
dc.date.issued2016-05-01
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11122/6593
dc.descriptionPresented to the Faculty of the University of Alaska Anchorage in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of MASTER OF SCIENCEen_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this project was to determine chronic opioid pain management practices of Alaskan Nurse Practitioners (NPs) in primary care, compare them to best practices, and describe perceived barriers to evidence-based guideline use. Participants included NPs in Alaska who work in primary care and currently have an active Alaska NP license and Alaska mailing address. This project answered the questions of to what extent primary care NP practices are consistent with current Federation of State Medical Boards (2013) guidelines when managing chronic non-cancer pain with opioid therapy as well as identified the perceived barriers to guideline use. A cross sectional, descriptive design was used. The principal investigator mailed a paper survey to a convenience sample of NPs in Alaska. Nurse practitioners in Alaska follow guidelines when initiating opioid therapy most of the time, with all but three guidelines being followed ‘very frequently’ by at least 50% of respondents. Respondents follow guidelines less often when managing opioid therapy with only one guidelines being followed ‘very frequently’ by at least 50% of respondents. Two major barriers to guideline use include resource and knowledge barriers. The findings of this project were used to make clinical recommendations for improved practice.en_US
dc.description.tableofcontentsSignature Page / Title Page / Abstract / Table of Contents / List of Figures / List of Tables / List of Appendices / Introduction / Significance to Alaska Advance Nursing Practice / Purpose / Literature Review / Research Question / Methods / Results / Discussion / Implications / Dissemination / References / Appendicesen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Alaska Anchorageen_US
dc.subjectpain managementen_US
dc.subjectnurse practitionersen_US
dc.titleChronic Pain Management With Opioids: An Assessment of Alaska Nurse Practitioner Practicesen_US
dc.typeReporten_US
refterms.dateFOA2020-03-05T13:21:57Z


Files in this item

Thumbnail
Name:
Klein S, Chronic Pain Management ...
Size:
295.2Kb
Format:
PDF

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record