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Pain Management

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American Association of Nurse Practitioners - Pain Management

Continuing Education Courses

The AANP CE Center offers a wide variety of continuing education (CE) activities for nurse practitioners (NPs). Members of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) get more, including access to many free activities and significantly discounted rates on others. The AANP CE Center hosts dozens of CE activities covering multiple aspects of pain management.

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JAANP Resource Center

Find evidence-based articles, up-to-date guidelines and other resources about substance use, palliative care and more at this resource center, brought to you by the Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (JAANP).

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NP Tools and Resources

AANP-Developed Resources to Support NPs in Treating Your Patients

Patient Education Tools and Resources

Breaking the Cycle of Opioid Use Disorder

This handout is designed to support NPs working with patients who will or currently are receiving treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD). During shared clinical decision-making, the tool can guide the patient education on how the medications are used to treat OUD work and their common side effects. This handout provides a way for patients to take an active role in their recovery by utilizing journaling of their treatment goals, triggers and positive coping skills.

This activity is supported by Indivor Inc.

Opioid Safety and Naloxone

Free Education Materials for NPs and Patients
Take action and save a life with free educational opioid safety and naloxone resources created by AANP Fellow Dr. Chin Hwa (Gina) Dahlem and Maya Doe-Simkins. Funded by a grant from AANP, the documents detail signs of overdose and explain how to take life-saving action, including how to administer naloxone via auto-injector or syringe.

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AANP Community

Engage, Learn, Network and Progress Practice in Pain Management

The Pain Management Specialty Practice Group (SPG) offers a unique opportunity to interactively collaborate with colleagues who share an interest or clinical expertise in pain management. As an SPG member, you’ll have access to a cutting-edge, online forum where you can engage in discussions, document sharing and knowledge exchange with fellow NPs. Come learn, share and help progress the development of theory and practice in pain management.

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External Resources

Conveniently Curated Information From Other Top Sources

There are many resources available for both patients and providers. Some are listed below for your convenience. The inclusion of these links does not imply AANP endorsement.

ER/LA Opioid Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) Resources