Pain management nurses are registered nurses who specialize in pain management techniques. Since 2005, the American Nurses’ Association has recognized pain management nursing as a specialty area. Pain management nurses care for patients in a variety of inpatient and outpatient environments. The goal of pain management nurses is to relieve pain and enhance patients’ quality of life so that they may engage in their activities of daily living to the maximum of their ability without being hampered by pain and related issues. Pain management nurses receive specialized education addressing identification of pain, uses of medications, physiological and psychological effects of pain and non pharmaceutical interventions which relieve pain. They work with patients, families, and other health care providers.