Course 14: Pain Management: Putting it All TogetherLast Reviewed: January 15, 2015
What You’ll Learn
- Comply with state and federal regulations while safely treating pain in people with serious illness
- Prescribe pain medications in compliance with the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) model policy
- Describe a comprehensive pain management process
What You’ll Earn
CAPC members can earn the following free continuing education credits:
Medicine: 0.75 CME, 0.75 ABIM MOC
Nursing: 2.00 CNE, 2.00 Pharmacotherapy
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Tools & Resources
Course 14: Patient StoryLast Updated: January 29, 2019
Case examples used in the CAPC curriculum to illustrate pain management techniques.members login
Course 14 References: Pain Management - Putting it All TogetherLast Updated: January 29, 2019
Course citations. Center to Advance Palliative Care, 2015.members login
Pain Assessment and Documentation Tool (PADT)Last Updated: January 29, 2019
Validated instrument to assess pain intensity and impact on function over time.download
Sample Treatment Agreement/Informed Consent FormLast Updated: January 29, 2019
Documentation of patient and clinician goals and expectations for safe and effective opioid treatment.members login
Starting Doses in the Opioid-naïve PatientLast Updated: January 29, 2019
Safe starting doses for the opioid-naïve patient.members login
Constipation ProtocolLast Updated: January 29, 2019
Sample protocol for managing constipation. Organizations can create similar protocols in collaboration with referring clinicians and pharmacists. Lee Health, 2013.members login
Pain Management GlossaryLast Updated: January 29, 2019
Key terms related to pain and pain management. Center to Advance Palliative Care, 2015.members login
FSMB Model Policy on the Use of Opioid Analgesics in the Treatment of Chronic PainLast Updated: January 29, 2019
Guideines for safe and effective opioid prescribing created by the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB).members login
Analgesics Fact SheetLast Updated: January 29, 2019
When to use - and when to avoid - 6 classes of analgesics including acetaminophen, NSAIDs, opioids, antiepileptics, antidepressants, and corticosteroids. Center to Advance Palliative Care, updated 2018.members login
Controlled Substances ActLast Updated: January 29, 2019
The CSA is the federal U.S. drug policy under which the manufacture, importation, possession, use and distribution of certain substances is regulated.view
Opioid Risk Tool (ORT)Last Updated: January 29, 2019
Validated 5-question assessment tool designed to predict which patients are at risk for opioid substance use disorder.view
Practitioners ManualLast Updated: January 29, 2019
A manual from the Drug Enforcement Administration, Office of Diversion Control, to assist providers in their understanding of the Federal Controlled Substances Act.view
Constance Dahlin, MSN, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FPCN, FAAN. Consultant, Center to Advance Palliative Care.
Jaime Goldberg, MSW, LCSW, ACHP-SW. PhD student, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Social Work.
Philip Higgins, PhD, MSSW, LICSW. President Lighthouse Counseling of Salem, Inc.
Lynn Hill Spragens, MBA. President and CEO Spragens & Associates, LLC.
Jay R. Horton, PhD, ACHPN, FNP-BC, MPH, CENP. Director of Nursing Safety, Quality, and Performance Improvement Mount Sinai Hospital. Assistant Professor Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Khadidjatou Kane, MD. Oncology Hospitalist, Assistant Professor of Hospital Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
Lolita Melhado, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC. Family Nurse Practitioner/Palliative Care, Gulf Coast Medical Center - Lee Memorial Health System.
Bridget Montana, MSN, APRN, FPCN, MBA. Hope HealthCare Services, Chief Operating Officer.
Colleen Mulkerin, MSW, LCSW. Director Palliative Care Consult Service, Hartford Hospital.
Drew Rosielle, MD, FAAHPM. Palliative Care, Fairview Health Services, University of Minnesota Medical School.
David Weissman, MD. President, Palliative Care Education, LLC.
Sivan Ben-Moshe, MD. Fellow, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Sachin Kale, MD. Fellow, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Katie Wang, MD. Fellow, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Course 1: Comprehensive Pain Assessment
Conducting a comprehensive pain assessment to guide safe and effective treatment.
Course 2: Matching the Drug Class to the Pain
Selecting a safe and appropriate analgesic for patients with serious illness based on the pain as...
Course 3: Patient Factors that Influence Prescribing Decisions
Patient and family factors that influence prescribing decisions for patients with serious illness.