Constantly teaching

Because The University of Kansas Hospital is an academic medical center, the Pain Management Resource Team's goal is to constantly educate patients and staff.

Patients and their families learn about the causes and types of pain and what types of therapy are available. Patients also learn that it's important to tell their nurses or physicians if they are in pain.

Staff members, including physicians and residents, learn how to use a patient's history and physical examination to assess pain.

We also offer continuing education to nurses in the hospital and the community through our Pain Resource Nurse program.