The following is a summary of “Procedural Pain Management: Clinical Practice Recommendations” published in the November 2022 issue of Pain Management by Wrona et al.
It is unavoidable that patients of any age will be required to go through procedures that have the potential to be highly distressing. Nurses’ responsibility is to protect not just themselves but also the patients in their care from any hazards that may arise. The American Society for Pain Management Nursing (ASPMN) is of the opinion that all patients undergoing painful procedures have the right to safe and effective pain management throughout the phases of care.
It is the responsibility of the interdisciplinary healthcare team to ensure that this ethical obligation is met within the context of the patients’ or their designees’ goals and preferences. In addition, the ASPMN is of the opinion that all patients undergoing painful procedures have the right to safe and effective pain management throughout the phases of care. In addition, the American Society for Pain Management Nurses believes that all patients going through painful operations have the right to have pain management that is both safe and effective throughout all stages of their treatment.
Regarding this matter, the ASPMN has adopted this position as its official stance. In light of this new information, all clinicians, nurses, and organizations involved in the delivery of healthcare are being strongly encouraged to provide multimodal pain treatment that incorporates integrative pain management strategies to manage pain that is associated with procedures. This is done with the intention of reducing the amount of suffering that patients experience as a result of the procedures.