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Pain management: An ethical approach

ANA’s new position statement on pain management offers guidance When a federal law permanently expanded medication-assisted treatment (MAT) prescribing authority to NPs and PAs in...

Two sides to the opioid crisis

Anne Fuqua, a former nurse, recently shared her opioid crisis story in the Washington Post. But it’s not the story you might be expecting...

Guideline for management of chronic pain in persons with HIV

The Infectious Diseases Society of American has released a guideline for managing chronic pain in persons living with HIV. The guideline includes management of...

What works: How can we make you more comfortable?

One hospital’s journey to improve the patient experience. Takeaways In an effort to improve the state of pain management, nurses in the acute care setting of...

Managing chronic pain in cancer survivors

Key takeways Patients may experience cancer pain even after their cancer has been adequately treated and is in remission or cured. Proper assessment is...

Preventing medication errors by empowering patients

Preventable medication errors cost the U.S. healthcare system more than $21 billion annually, according to the National Priorities Partnership and National Quality Forum. This...

FDA approves new spinal cord stimulation system for pain

On May 8, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Senza spinal cord stimulation (SCS) system to help manage chronic intractable pain...

Preventing high-alert medication errors in hospital patients

Mistakes involving medications are among the most common healthcare errors. Medication errors lengthen hospital stays, increase inpatient expenses, and lead to more than 7,000...

What you should know about first-line pain medications

Safe, effective pain control hinges on a multimodal approach that addresses the cause of pain and uses medications and other interventions that relieve the...

Dispelling pain myths

Read up on the latest evidence-based best practices in pain management.