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- Does your provider team frequently encounter patients with drug-seeking behavior?
- Do you wish you knew more about safe opioid prescribing and pain management?
- Would you like to know when to refer patients to pain specialists?
Join NWRPCA’s new pain management group, in partnership with the University of Washington School of Medicine COPE-REMS Program.
This online community is designed to help clinicians, pharmacists, behavioral health specialists, and others network with colleagues, share best practices, and find tools and resources.
Group members will be able to access the free COPE-REMS training program.
Resources and Tools
- UW Pain Medicine Provider Toolkit
This comprehensive site has guidelines, tools, research, patient education resources, and more.
- COPE-REMS Resources for Safe Opioid Prescribing
Resources used in official COPE-REMS course, including clinical guidelines, patient counseling resources, and resources for patients.
- American Pain Society
The American Pain Society has publications, learning tools, and resources for primary care providers
- The American Academy of Pain Medicine
The AAPM offers a variety of tools and forms, including screenings, assessments, and questionnaires for pain management
- CHAMPS Pain Management Resources
Community Health Association of Mountain/Plains States has a comprehensive website with resources on the treatment of chronic pain.
- Federation of State Medical Boards
The Federation of State Medical Boards has created a state-by-state guide on pain management policies and regulations
- National Institute on Drug Abuse
The National Institute on Drug Abuse has a variety of resources that include patient agreement and consent forms to guide opioid prescribing and the identification and care of patients with substance use disorder.
- NIH Director's Blog
A blog post by Dr. Francis Collins, "Managing Chronic Pain: Opioids are Often Not the Answer," discusses how chronic pain requires an individualized, evidence-based approach to manage.
- NIH Panel Cites Need for Individualized Management
An independent panel convened by the NIH concluded that individualized, patient-centered care is needed to treat and monitor the estimated 100 million Americans living with chronic pain. To achieve this aim, the panel recommends more research and development around the evidence-based, multidisciplinary approaches needed to balance patient perspectives, desired outcomes, and safety. Read the article here
- painACTION.com Helps Patients Self-Manage Pain
Patients can visit painACTION.com to learn how to manage pain on their own, and provides articles, lessons, and tools.
- PainCAS Clinical Tool
PainCAS is a web-based clinical tool for assessing pain and opioid risk in chronic pain patients. It includes initial and follow-up questionnaires and creates reports based on the assessment and patient progress.
- PainEDU Clinician Tools
PainEDU has a variety of interactive and downloadable pain management and assessment tools, including information on herbal therapies for pain, the pathophysiology of pain, drug-drug interactions, and sample pain assessments. The website also has many Course-in-a-Box tools, which are powerpoint presentations that come with speaker notes, meant to be used to train others.
- Patient Handout on Opioids
The handout discusses taking opioids properly, filling prescriptions, traveling with opioids, how to manage side effects, and much more.
- SCOPE of Pain
Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing Education (SCOPE) has tools and resources for providers and for patient education.
Collaborative Opioid Prescribing Education (COPE) for REMS uses a collaborative care model for the care and treatment of patients with chronic non-cancer pain, and is aimed at preventing opioid misuse and abuse and preventing deaths from opioid overdose. The training program is a multi-partner program aimed at providing quality, evidence-based training on safe opioid prescribing to healthcare providers
PainCareLive has upcoming live training events on pain management. Visit PainCareLive.com/events to learn more
The UW Division of Pain Medicine conducts weekly TelePain services, interactive videoconferences including presentations, case presentations, consultations for providers, and more. Sessions take place Wednesdays from 12:00-1:30 pm PT.
- American Society of Addiction Medicine Online Courses
ASAM has online courses, including Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment, and Buprenorphine and Office Based Treatment of Opioid Dependence. CME credits are offered.