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Using OBQI to Improve Assessment and Management of Pain: Spotlight on: Valley Home Care, Inc., Paramus, NJ


Management Matters: voices from the field

Editor’s Note:This article is the second in the series of “Voices from the Field,” the first appearing in the special OASIS and OBQI April, 2000 issue of Home Healthcare Nurse.In this series, you will learn from your colleagues the ways agencies have used OASIS data in their PI and OBQI processes. This article examines one agency’s focus on the assessment and management of pain.

To provide more helpful information in this ongoing series, we need to hear from YOU! Please contact the editor’s office or Ms. Krulish at the address below to share your OASIS and OBQI experiences. As PPS evolves, it is extremely important that clinical staff and managers continue to network and to share information on all aspects of these activities. Look for future articles in this series to help you save time and effort in your OBQI activities.

Linda H. Krulish, MHS, PT, is a home care therapist, consultant, and presenter specializing in comprehensive assessment and OASIS issues. She is owner of Home Therapy Services, Parker, CO.

Address for correspondence: Linda H., Krulish, MHS, PT, P.O. Box 2764, Parker, CO 80138-1423; e-mail:; Web site:

© 2001 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.