Content TitleNews & Announcements Page Content Joint Commission Revision, Effective January 1, 2018The Joint Commission has approved the following revisions for prepublication for the standards related to pain assessment and management.Click here for full document.Free Webinar Offering from ASPMN®Opioids: Not Just for Pain Relief in Palliative and End of Life CareWednesday, June 28, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDTClick here for more information.ASPMN® Member AlertOpiate Painkiller Dependence Myth Debunked: Painkillers Prescribed After Major Injury Do Not Lead To Long-Term Use-- Science World TodaySee full story here: http://www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/50635/20161021/opiate-painkiller-dependence-myth-debunked-painkillers-prescribed-major-injury-lead.htmThe 12th National Prescription Drug Take Back DayClick the image to find a collection site near you.Congratulations to the 2016 ASPMN® Award Winners!!!Click here to view the 2016 winners.Bring an ASPMN® Course to You!For more on ASPMN® accredited courses, click here. ASPMN® In the NewsASPMN® President Helen Turner is quoted in a national publication on the new DEA Rules on Rx Opioids http://www.rollcall.com/news/new_dea_rules_aim_to_balance_risks_benefits_of_prescription_painkillers-236686-1.html?pg=3&dczone=policyASPMN® Announces Nurse FlixASPMN® Announces NURSE FLIX - our quick clip video series of our members speaking out against pain!ASPMN® Advanced Practice ProgramWe are excited to announce the launch of our "Advanced Practice in Pain Management Nursing (AP-PMN) Recognition" program!Nurses Treating Pain PodcastClick here to listen to the Nurses Treating Pain podcast Pamela BennettAnn SchreierNurses play an important role in pain management. Two nurses -- Ann Schreier of the American Society for Pain Management Nursing® and Pamela Bennett of Purdue Pharma -- talk about it in this edition of The Bioethics Channel. Call For Public Comment: The Ethical Responsibility to Manage Pain and SufferingThe ANA Center for Ethics and Human Rights Advisory Board has drafted a proposed position statement, The Ethical Responsibility to Manage Pain and Suffering. ANA is soliciting public comment on the proposed position statement. The deadline for comments is 5:00 p.m. EDT July 7.http://tinyurl.com/y997kgnbASPMN® AnnouncementThe American Society for Pain Management Nursing® is pleased to support the International Association for the Study of Pain and the European Pain Federation in their recognition of 2017 as the Global Year Against Pain After Surgery. Pain is an expected outcome of surgery, yet to date approximately half of patients report inadequate post-operative pain control. The American Society for Pain Management Nursing®’s mission is to advance and promote optimal nursing care for people affected by pain by promoting best nursing practices. The best way to accomplish this is to disseminate high-quality evidence-based guidelines that advise the use of multimodal analgesics and non-pharmacologic therapies. By partnering with other like-minded pain management professionals worldwide we can begin to improve quality and outcomes for managing pain after surgery for all patients.Click here for more information.Role of the Pain Management NurseWhat is the role of the Pain Management Nurse? Watch this video to find out2017 National Conference - Registration Now Open!ASPMN® 27th National Conference. September 13-16, 2017. Phoenix, Arizona.Click here for more information. We look forward to seeing you in Phoenix!