Educational materials and resources

Developed in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of expert advisors, these educational resources describe how to:

Build

internal consensus and buy-in throughout the institution

Implement

recommendations in acute pain care

Educate

patients about what to expect with acute pain

Assess

patients' acute pain and evaluate clinical risk factors

Speaker resources

Presentations to provide an overview of the Pain Stewardship Program and to educate hospital stakeholders and decision-makers about the risks of opioid-related adverse drug events and the role of MMA

Improving Acute Pain Care With Multimodal Analgesia

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Putting Pain Stewardship Into Practice: Optimizing Acute Pain Management Within Your Institution

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Published guidelines

Pain management

“Pharmacological Management of Persistent Pain in Older Persons” by the American Geriatrics Society Panel on the Pharmacological Management of Persistent Pain in Older Persons

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“Practice Guidelines for Acute Pain Management in the Perioperative Setting: An Updated Report by the American Society of Anesthesiologists Task Force on Acute Pain Management”

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“ASPAN Pain and Comfort Clinical Guideline”

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Society of Critical Care Medicine’s “Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Pain, Agitation, and Delirium in Adult Patients in the Intensive Care Unit”

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Safe opioid use

“American Society for Pain Management Nursing Guidelines on Monitoring for Opioid-Induced Sedation and Respiratory Depression”

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The Joint Commission Sentinel Event Alert “Safe Use of Opioids in Hospitals”

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Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV)

“ASPAN’s Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline for the Prevention and/or Management of PONV/PDNV”

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