pain management

Alternatives to Opioids
Alternatives to OpioidsHow Trinity Health and Pacira are minimizing opioid use.
New Mexico Takes Big Step Against Opioid Epidemic
New Mexico Takes Big Step Against Opioid EpidemicNew legislation could be a model for other states.
A Solution to the Opioid Crisis?
A Solution to the Opioid Crisis?A new study finds that patients many patients prefer cannabis to prescribed opioids.
Apps distract patients from procedure painTaking the sting and stress out of dermatologic procedures requires low-tech distraction techniques and, often in the case of children, amusing apps.
How best to reduce injection pain—lidocaine creamA comparison of 4 levels of pain management of routine vaccine injections found that of the remedies tried, only liposomal lidocaine applied at the injection site provided consistent relief.
PDMPS: An effective but underutilized resource for prescribersMCOs are going to have to step up their efforts to impact the growing opioid epidemic in this country.
Pain management of office-based hysteroscopyDifferent interventions are appropriate for different patients.
HHS tackles opioid epidemicHHS is taking formal steps to address opioid addiction, a widely recognized national public health crisis. Find out the policy changes.
Shorter hospital stays and reduced costs possible with IV acetaminophenA new study has found that use of acetaminophen injection and reduced use of opioids to treat acute surgical pain can save a medium-sized hospital an estimated $4.7 million annually.
AAP offers guidance on neonatal pain managementNew guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics addresses current methods for assessing and treating neonatal pain, but also calls for additional research and the development of more evidence-based interventions.