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Decrease the Risk of Preventable Complications From Interventional Pain Procedures

Friday, July 12, 2019  

Announcing a new free SIS-exclusive resource: Safety Practices for Interventional Pain Procedures. The SIS Standards Division has identified elements critical to the safe performance of interventional pain procedures and distilled them into brief 3-4 page modules.*


In addition to covering key aspects of various procedures that will decrease the risk of preventable complications, the Safety Practices present recommendations regarding  appropriate personnel, contraindications, sedation, aseptic practices, imaging, and post-procedure monitoring/follow-up.


Members can click here to download the full set in one document.đź”’ All others can access these free resources by downloading the individual modules here.

For comprehensive information about the indications and technical aspects that yield improved treatment outcomes, refer to the SIS Practice Guidelines for Spinal Diagnostic and Treatment Procedures—the comprehensive compendium on spine intervention.

*These safety practices are not intended to be inclusive of all the proper methods relevant to the safe performance of procedures, or exclusive of other methods of care reasonably utilized to obtain the same results. The clinician’s independent medical judgment, given the individual patient’s clinical circumstances and preferences, should always determine patient care and treatment. Practitioners are advised to consider management options in the context of their own training and background and institutional capabilities when selecting recommended treatment options.

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