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 language||English (US)|
|Journal||Home Healthcare Nurse|
|State||Published - Jun 2005|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Advanced and Specialized Nursing
- Community and Home Care
- Health(social science)