The American Pain Society may choose to address controversial policies or significant clinical matters by publishing a position statement. Position statements are typically commissioned by the Board of Directors for their review and approval. Following are several position statements the society has developed and endorsed in recent years. Position statements older than three years have been reviewed and updated to ensure their continued relevance.
Current Position Statements
Use of "As Needed" Range Orders for Opioid Analgesics in the Management of Pain: A consensus statement of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses and the American Pain Society (Approved May 20, 2013)
Optimizing the Treatment of Pain in Patients with Acute Presentations: Joint statement from American Society of Pain Management Nursing, the Emergency Nurses Association, the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American Pain Society (Approved January 2010)