Pain Management Learning Library

Pain Management Library

Patients with cancer are frequently afflicted with chronic and severe pain.  Nurses must advocate for effective pain management inclusive of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic strategies. Pain management can be particularly challenging because of the opioid crisis in the US. ONS is committed to helping nurses and APNs in practice effectively assess, prevent, and manage cancer pain.   Included here are resources to inform and support your practice given the current climate around opioid use.

Symptom Interventions

The following links include evidence-based recommendations for interventions to manage different types of pain in patients with cancer. 

Refractory/Intractable Pain 

Chronic Pain 

Breakthrough Pain 

Acute Pain 

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