Pain Assessment and Management Initiative Recognized With 2021 Robert L. Wears Patient Safety Leadership Award (UF College of Medicine Jax)

Pain Assessment and Management Initiative Recognized With 2021 Robert L. Wears Patient Safety Leadership Award

The Pain Assessment and Management Initiative, or PAMI, at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville is the 2021 recipient of the Robert L. Wears Patient Safety Leadership Award for the team category.

The award, given annually by the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses Institute Regional Center at Jacksonville University, recognizes health care professionals and teams who work to advance the field of patient safety, develop and mentor future leaders and demonstrate excellence in leading interprofessional initiatives designed to improve quality and safety education and practice. The PAMI team and three other individuals from around the country are being recognized with this honor during the fourth annual cycle of the award.

Phyllis Hendry, MD, a professor and associate chair for research in the department of emergency medicine, and Sophia Sheikh, MD, an assistant professor of emergency medicine, established PAMI in 2014 to improve patient safety in the field of pain management. This program was recognized as Innovation of the Year during UF Innovate | Tech Licensing‘s Standing InnOvation in 2019.

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