The 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.
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The President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis released their final report on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. That report can be found here.
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We are seeking your nominations of candidates to stand for election for the 2019-21 ASPMN® Board of Directors. Member engagement is critical to the success of ASPMN®, and the Board relies upon your recommendations for strong candidates. Even if you are new to the association, please consider colleagues you know. We are always looking for the next generation to lead our organization.