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oref/aana foundation pain management research grant

OREF and AANA Foundation logosAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "as many as one in four patients receiving long-term opioid therapy in a primary care setting struggles with opioid addiction. In 2016, more than 11.5 million Americans reported misusing prescription opioids in the past year."1

OREF and the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) Foundation have partnered to offer the OREF Multimodal Musculoskeletal Perioperative Pain Management Grant. This innovative new grant opportunity provides $55,000 for research proposals focused on the broad area of perioperative musculoskeletal pain management. Study topics may focus on, but are not limited to, the following areas:

  • Perioperative pain management opioid-sparing research through varying pain control techniques using non-narcotic, multimodal options
  • Determining the safest and most efficacious regional anesthesia techniques to provide benefit to patients undergoing orthopaedic operations, including the assessment of patient reported outcomes as well as functional assessment
The intent of this grant program is to advance pain management safety and efficacy in clinical practice and the anticipated clinical impact of all proposals must be clearly noted in the abstract and specific aims and be obvious from the title and the study design.

For more information about applying for this grant, including eligibility requirements, go to the OREF/AANA Foundation Grant page.

Click here to learn more about the AANA Foundation.

Click here to access the JBJS Pain Management Supplement.

1https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/opioids/prescribed.html

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