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What is the role of the Pain Management Nurse? Watch this video to find out

​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​.


​You Asked...We Listened! 

In our recent membership survey results, members asked to have access to continuing education articles in our journal, Pain Management Nursing.
We're pleased to announced that we will offer CE article up to four times per year beginning with our December journal.
Our inaugural CE offering is FREE to ASPMN® members!

Our CE offering is on the following manuscript, "The Characteristics of Pain in Patients Diagnosed with Depression and Heart Failure" by Christine Haedtke, PhD, RN; Marianne Smith, PhD, RN; John VanBuren; PhD, Dawn Klein, LMSW; Carolyn Turvey, PhD. For this activity, we are providing 1.2 contact hours and .6 pharmacology hours.
Please follow the directions below to begin your journey to this free educational offering:
  • Sign in to the ASPMN® Member's Only section of our website,
  • Once signed in, click on Education, and then Express Evaluations. 
  • Click Continue on the following screen until you see the journal offering opportunity.  

Be sure you've read the article first, then take the CE test. You must pass the test with an 80% to continue on to the next step. Complete the evaluation and then print (or email) your certificate. It's THAT easy!

Subsequent CE articles will be a minimal cost to members of $15.00 in the coming months. Stay tuned for these upcoming activities!

Greater Kansas City Chapter of the American Society for Pain Management Nursing is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. This course offering is approved for 1.2 contact hours (including 0.6 pharmacology hours) applicable for APN, RN, LPN, LMHT relicensure. Kansas State Board of Nursing provider number LT02790412GKCC150. Approval valid through 10/31/2019. 


​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.

The positions that will be elected by the membership in 2019 are:
  • President-Elect (1)
  • Secretary (1)
  • Directors (3)
  • Nominating Committee Members (2)

Positions begin terms in September 2019. Review the position criteria carefully to acquaint yourself with each position. This information will assist you in recommending for nomination the best candidate for the office. It is our goal to offer more than one candidate for each office; however, this is dependent upon receiving a sufficient number of nominations for each office from the membership. You may recommend yourself or another ASPMN® member for nomination by completing the electronic submission form. All recommendations MUST BE RECEIVED BY April 28, 2019 to be considered for the slate of candidates. Recommendations should be electronically submitted to ASPMN®’s Executive Office here​.