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Evidence-based pain management for endometrial biopsies and IUD insertions

Kass-Wolff, Jane H. PhD, FNP-BC, WHNP-BC; Fisher, Jennifer E. DNP, WHNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner:
doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000434094.19101.d1
Feature: PAIN MANAGEMENT
Abstract

Abstract: Intrauterine device (IUD) insertions and endometrial biopsies (EMB) are common outpatient office procedures performed by advanced practice nurses. There are currently no guidelines for pain management with either IUD insertions or EMB procedures. Combination modalities are the most likely to impact pain perception, but more research is required in this area.

In Brief

Intrauterine device (IUD) insertions and endometrial biopsies (EMB) are common outpatient office procedures performed by advanced practice nurses. There are currently no guidelines for pain management with either IUD insertions or EMB procedures. Combination modalities are the most likely to impact pain perceptions, but more research is required in this area.

Author Information

Jane H. Kass-Wolff is an Assistant Professor at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Division of Women, Children, and Families, Aurora, Colo. Jennifer E. Fisher is an Assistant Director, Center for Advancing Professional Excellence and Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colo.

The authors wish to acknowledge Suzanne Lareau, MS, RN, for her time and assistance with editing this manuscript.

The authors have disclosed that they have no financial relationships related to this article.

© 2014 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins