The use of 'as-needed' range orders for opioid analgesics in the management of acute pain: a consensus statement of the American Society for Pain Management Nursing and the American Pain Society.

Debra B. Gordon, June Dahl, Peggy Phillips, Jan Frandsen, Charlene Cowley, Roxie L. Foster, Perry G. Fine, Christine Miaskowski, Scott M Fishman, Rebecca S. Finley

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Abstract

The use of "as-needed" or "PRN" range orders for opioid analgesics in the management of acute pain is a common clinical practice. This approach provides flexibility in dosing to meet individual patients' unique analgesic requirements. Range orders enable necessary and safe dose adjustments based on an individual's response to treatment. This paper presents the consensus statement of the American Society for Pain Management Nursing and the American Pain Society on the use of "as-needed" range orders for opioid analgesics in the management of acute pain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalHome Healthcare Nurse
Volume23
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing
  • Community and Home Care
  • Health(social science)

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