4. Work to implement the American Pain Societies quality improvement guidelines to the treatment of acute pain and cancer pain in you own practice setting, (10).
5. Wear your fifth vital sign button and create opportunities to explain the importance of pain evaluation and treatment to other healthcare professionals, patients and the public.
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