May 25, 2016 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm America/Chicago Timezone
Nadyne Hagmeier, RN
785/273-2552. Ext 374

hospital setting with patient, doctor and 2 nurses

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HCAHPS Presentation


Struggling with your pain management metric and HCAHPS? Join us as Melanie Simpson discusses effective strategies that have been successfully employed to improve perception of pain management with her patient population.



This webinar will enable the participant to:

  1. Identify two strategies to improve patient perception of pain management.
  2. Describe the benefits of intentional rounding on “always” and “everyone”


About the Presenter

Melanie Simpson, PhD, RN-BC, OCN, CHPN, CPE

Melanie Simpson is the Team Coordinator for the Pain Management Resource Team at The University of Kansas Hospital. It is a nurse-run, inpatient, pain management consult service. In this position, she consults on all types of pain management issues including acute, post-operative and persistent/chronic pain syndromes. She has worked in pain management full-time for over twenty years, starting as Nurse Coordinator for Cancer Pain Management and moving inpatient to begin the Pain Management Resource Team in 2001. Dr. Simpson has Bachelor’s Degrees in both Nursing and Human Relations, a Master’s degree in Health Services and a Doctoral Degree in Health Administration. She is nationally certified in Pain Management, Oncology, Hospice and Palliative Nursing and is a Certified Pain Educator. She is active both locally and nationally in several pain management organizations including being the President-Elect for the American Society for Pain Management Nursing.