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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. 


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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

12:00 PM CST/1:00 PM EST

Free CNE Available!
Our country is facing an opioid crisis. The patients discussed in this webinar present with serious medical conditions and substance use disorders. The Code Outreach Special Team (COST) is a multi-disciplinary approach that borrows from outpatient substance abuse models to treat this hospitalized population. It ensures consistent and supportive care during a prolonged hospital admission and connects patients to necessary services once their antibiotic therapy has ended. This presentation will outline the development and components of the program as well as how to implement this in other facilities in conjunction with community partners.  

Learning Objectives: 
  • Describe the process through which an innovative intervention was developed to support and assist patients in this group.  
  • Identify challenges that exist in providing support and assistance to these patients.
  • Identify and describe the multi-modal interventions to best support and assist this group of patients.

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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 1.5  contact hours including .5 pharmacology applicable for APN, RN, LPN, LMHT relicensure.

Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 3U79TI026556-02S1 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.​​


​Wednesday, August 22, 2018

11 a.m. EDT/10 a.m. CDT/9:00 a.m. MDT/8:00 a.m. PDT​

ASPMN®’s Board of Directors invite you to participate in a Town Hall webinar to hear about all the exciting things we’re up to! Just like our conference theme, The Changing Tides of Pain Management, there are some changes coming to ASPMN®, and we’re planning to tell you all about them! In addition, there will be a question and answer session with our leadership, so please take the time to find out what’s new in your association! Register for the ASPMN® Town Hall here.