News from the IPPS Research Team

February 2016

32 new recommendations for improved post-operative pain management released by the American Pain Society and other like organizations. Recommendations focus on provider education, pre-op patient education, better pre-operative assessment, risk assessment for medication misuse, use of non-pharmacologic therapies, use of non-opioid medications, neuraxial and peripheral blocks, more judicious use of opioids.

Reference:
Management of Postoperative Pain: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American Pain Society, the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, and the American Society of Anesthesiologists' Committee on Regional Anesthesia, Executive Committee, and Administrative Council . Journal of Pain, 2016-02-01, Volume 17, Issue 2, Pages 131-157. Full reference available on pubmed at, jpain.org and at asra.com.