AHNA Releases First Section of Holistic Pain Relief Toolkit for Nurses

April 17, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The American Holistic Nurses Association, in response to the chronic pain and opioid abuse epidemic, has released the first section of its Holistic Pain Relief Toolkit to educate and support nurses in using evidence-based nonpharmacologic approaches in their practice.

The Holistic Nurses' Pain Relief Tools for Patients & Self-Care” is a much needed guide that is a great resource for implementing the time-tested nonpharmacologic approaches to comfort and pain relief that are safe and effective!” said Carole Ann Drick, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, President of the American Holistic Nurses Association.

The first section of the Toolkit is a 2-page pdf designed to be a quick guide to nursing pain management interventions that are simple, safe and effective. Nurses are encouraged to download, print, and share the Holistic Nurses' Pain Relief Tools for Patients & Self-Care.

About AHNA

At its founding in 1981, the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) adopted as its primary mission the advancement of holistic healthcare by increasing awareness and promoting education as well as personal community-building among nurses, other healthcare professionals and the public. This professional specialty nursing membership organization is becoming the definitive voice for holistic nursing for registered nurses and other holistic healthcare professionals around the world.

AHNA delivers valuable resources, improves educational tools, and offers superior networking opportunities to a vibrant and expanding universe of healthcare professionals. AHNA currently services almost 4,500 members through 130 local chapters/networks in the U.S. and abroad.

Holistic nursing focuses on integrating conventional, complementary and integrative treatment opportunities to improve the physical, mental, emotional and relational health of the whole person. Holistic nursing is recognized by the American Nurses Association as an official nursing specialty with both a defined scope and standards of practice.

To learn more, please visit www.ahna.org

For additional information contact:

Jacob Wingard communications@ahna.org

800-278-2462