Pain Management Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, 2nd Edition

  • ISBN: 9781558106598
  • PUB# 9781558106598

Developed and published with the Association of Pain Management Nursing

Assessing and managing pain—the primary symptom for those seeking health care—is imperative in every RN’s daily practice. Pain management nursing takes this further with its specific focus to alleviate pain, improve pain relief, optimize function, and maintain quality of life of patients across the life span and in every practice setting.

The premier resource for today’s pain management nurse, Pain Management Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, 2nd Edition is informed by ongoing advances in nursing, patient care, and the understanding of pain in its many dimensions. It addresses what every RN in this evidence-based practice specialty needs to know, including practice roles, tenets and principles, essential knowledge and skills, ethical considerations, and trends in care, education, public policy, and technology.

This new edition’s 17 competency-based standards provide a framework for evaluating practice outcomes and goals and for delineating what is expected of all pain management nurses. Its scope of practice—which establishes the who, what, where, when, why, and how of their practice—is the context for applying these standards.

Among the pain management and pain care topics covered:

  • Pathophysiology of pain in the context of each patient’s safety, pain perception and response, and biopsychosocial–spiritual needs
  • How each of the nine provisions of the Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements can be applied in practice
  • Multimodal pain management options to achieve best treatment outcomes
  • Emerging insights from genetics and genomics into such areas as opioid metabolism and pain perception, and response to opioid analgesics
  • Networking, partnering and collaborating
  • Patient care and guidance using data from digital prescription monitoring programs and patient apps

Pain Management Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, 2nd Edition is a must-have for practicing or aspiring pain management nurse, and a useful resource for interprofessional practitioners and stakeholders involved in pain care.

About ANA's Specialty Nursing Standards

Since the late 1990s, ANA has partnered with other nursing organizations to establish a formal process for recognition of specialty areas of nursing practice. This includes the criteria for approving the specialty itself and the scope statement, and an acknowledgment by ANA of the standards of practice for that specialty.

Because of the significant changes in the evolving nursing and healthcare environments, ANA's approval of specialty nursing scope statements and its acknowledgment of specialty standards of practice remain valid for five years, starting from the publication date of the documents.

The standards and some of the scope of practice section in this publication are based on language and concepts from ANA'sNursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, Third Edition, a helpful supplement to this specialty text. It is also of optimal use with two complementary ANA texts: Nursing's Social Policy Statement and Guide to the Code of Ethics for Nurses. Together, these three books help guide nursing practice, thinking, and decision-making. The set (Essentials of Nursing Practice Package; PUB# FNDN2015) is proving useful as a professional reference, classroom textbook, in-service training guide, and credentialing exam resource.

About this book:
156 pp., Soft cover

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