Pain Management Best Practices from Multi-Specialty Organizations During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Public Health Crisis was just published as an accepted manuscript in Pain Medicine on April 7. AAPM&R collaborated with the American Academy of Pain Medicine and several other pain management-related societies. It provides a framework for pain practitioners and institutions to balance the often-conflicting goals of risk mitigation for health care providers, risk mitigation for patients, conservation of resources, and access to pain management services.
A special thank you to Scott R. Laker, MD, FAAPMR, who served as the Academy’s representative, and AAPM&R Board Member D.J. Kennedy, MD, FAAPMR, who served as one of the authors.