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

Pain Management for Women, Aboriginal Peoples, or the Elderly – Crane Library Web Pick of the Week

CADTH, the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health, conducted a review to identify evidence-informed guidelines regarding pain management in three population groups: women, Aboriginal peoples and the elderly. Their findings were published on March 28, 2016 and were based on a rapid review of the literature. From their search, they found one evidence-based guideline … Continue reading