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Pain Management Guidance Document

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Purpose of the Document

The Nebraska Pain Management Guidance Document promotes consistent, safe and effective pain management standards for Nebraska prescribers. 

This is a tool for clinicians to use voluntarily when treating patients. The document includes information on treating acute pain, chronic pain, and non-opioid options for pain treatment, treating pain in special populations, and opioid tapering/discontinuation. 

Development of the Document

DHHS worked with partners including the Nebraska Medical Association, professional boards and practicing physicians to create the pain management guidance document. 

Quick Reference Flow Charts

Acute Pain Flow Chart

Chronic Pain Flow Chart

Opioid Tapering Flow Chart

Benzodiazepine Tapering Flow Chart



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