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Position Papers​​​

For more organizational statements, vist the Advocac​y page​.

Prescribing and Administering Opioid Doses Based Solely on Pain Intensity​
​Approved: 2016​

ASPMN®​ Erratum 2016​​

Joint Statement: The Use of As Needed Range Orders for Opioid Analgesics in the Management of Pain (pdf)
This is a joint statement from: American Society for Pain Management Nursing® and American Pain Society
Approved: 2014

Authorized Agent Controlled Analgesia
A position paper with clinical practice guidelines
Approved: August 2013

Pain Management at the End of Life
Approved: August 2013

Pain Management in Patients with Substance Abuse Disorders
Jointly written and endorsed by the International Nursing Society on Addictions (IntNSA)
Approved: July 2012

Male Infant Circumcision Pain Management
Revised: July 2011
Originally approved: 2001

Pain Assessment in the Patient Unable to Self-Report
A position paper with clinical practice recommendations
Revised: July, 2011
Originally approved: February, 2006

Guidelines on Monitoring for Opioid-Induced Sedation and Respiratory Depression
Approved: June, 2011

Use of Placebos in Pain Management
Revised: August 2010; July 2004
Originally approved: 1998

Optimizing the Treatment of Pain in Patients with Acute Presentations
This statement is jointly endorsed by: American Society for Pain Management Nursing®; Emergency Nurses Association; American Pain Society, American College of Emergency Physicians.
Approved: 2010

Procedural Sedation in Emergency Care Setting Position Paper
This is a joint statement from:Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association, American Academy of Emergency Medicine, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, American College of Emergency Physicians, American Radiological Nurses Association, American Society for Pain Management Nursing®, Emergency Nurses Association, and National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions
Approved: 2008

Procedural Pain Mgt. Position Statement
Approved: 2011

Registered Nurse Management and Monitoring of Analgesia By Catheter Techniques
Approved: 2007