Procedural Pain Management: Clinical Practice Recommendations

Published:August 05, 2022DOI:


      Undergoing potentially painful procedures is necessary among patients of all ages. Nurses are responsible to optimize safety and minimize harm for patients. The American Society for Pain Management Nursing (ASPMN) holds the position that all patients undergoing painful procedures have the right to safe and effective pain management throughout the phases of care, and that the interprofessional healthcare team ensures such ethical obligation is fulfilled within a framework of the patients or their designees’ goals and preferences. From that position, all nurses, clinicians, and health care organizations are strongly encouraged to offer multimodal pain management that includes integrative interventions when managing procedure related pain.
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