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