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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.
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).
This complimentary patient education tool was developed to equip NPs with effective patient-centered education and tools for the management of opioid-induced constipation (OIC). This flipchart serves as an engaging visual patient teaching aid to help patients at risk for or with OIC in maximizing their autonomy in treatment decisions, avoiding or minimizing complications and enhancing their quality of life.
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.
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.
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.
Pain Inventory Tools
Risk Assessment Tools
Urine Drug Screening and Testing
Addiction Medicine Associations
Controlled Substances Laws and Regulations