New Canadian Guideline and App for Opioid Therapy and for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

Approximately 15-19% of Canadians live with chronic, non-cancer pain, which is defined as pain that lasts for more than 3 months and that interferes with daily activities. In a new clinical practice guideline released this week, doctors are being advised to reduce their prescribing of opioid medication to patients with chronic non-cancer pain. Canadians are … Continue reading

Updated: Current Perspectives in the literature on Pain Management in Long-Term Care

Updated: Current Perspectives in the literature on Pain Management in Long-Term Care

“Pain Management in Long-Term Care”,  from the J.W. Crane Memorial Library’s Current Perspectives series, has been updated with information on new articles, books, videos and web resources. It can be accessed here: http://libguides.lib.umanitoba.ca/pain-longtermcare Current Perspectives consists of selected articles from the current journal literature, focusing on systematic reviews, best practices and innovative approaches to encourage excellence … Continue reading

Prescribing and Administering Opioid Doses Based Solely on Pain Intensity – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

In April 2016, The American Society for Pain Management Nursing (ASPMN) published a position statement on prescribing and administering opioid doses based solely on pain intensity. ASPMN states, “the practice of prescribing doses of opioid analgesics based solely on a patient’s pain intensity should be prohibited because it disregards the relevance of other essential elements … Continue reading