Key Guidelines Recap
  • AANA Updates Chronic Pain Management Guidelines

    At their recent meeting, the AANA Board approved the updated Chronic Pain Management Guidelines.  The purpose of these guidelines is to support Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) in the delivery of safe and effective chronic pain management and treatment. An interdisciplinary team approach that uses a multidimensional pain strategy and integrates the patient’s unique experiences and perspective may help achieve effective pain management and treatment with the goal to improve the patient’s well-being, functionality, and quality of life. The guidelines emphasize the importance of reduction in the risk of opioid overdose and the need for prescription opioids, which may lead to opioid use disorder.