5 on 5 Pain Management

For our November 5 on 5 we are highlighting Pain Management resources in support of Pain Awareness Week November 6-12.

  1. CDC Clinical Practice Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Pain —2022

“The 2022 CDC Clinical Practice Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Pain (2022 Clinical Practice Guideline) is a clinical tool to help clinicians and patients work together to make informed, patient-centered decisions about pain care.

The 2022 Clinical Practice Guideline includes 12 recommendations for clinicians providing pain care for outpatients aged 18 years or older with acute pain (duration less than 1 month), subacute pain (duration of 1-3 months), or chronic pain (duration of more than 3 months).”

2. PEER simplified chronic pain guideline: Management of chronic low back, osteoarthritic, and neuropathic pain in primary care. Canadian Family Physician. 2022;68(3):179-190.

“This guideline for the management of chronic pain, including osteoarthritis, low back pain, and neuropathic pain, highlights best available evidence including both benefits and harms for a number of treatment interventions. A strong recommendation for exercise as the primary treatment for chronic osteoarthritic and low back pain is made based on demonstrated long-term evidence of benefit. This information is intended to assist with, not dictate, shared decision making with patients.”

3. CADTH Evidence on Pain Management

“You’ll find our best evidence on the management of pain. We’ll be updating this Evidence Bundle regularly with more evidence, including rapid evidence reviews (Rapid Response Reports), Environmental Scans, Horizon Scans, and our larger Optimal Use projects with expert recommendations, as they are completed.”

4. Emergency Medical Services for Children. Pediatric Education and Advocacy Kit (PEAK): Pain

“The majority of emergency department visits are related to pain. Untreated pain has short-term (pain and distress for the child, caregivers, and healthcare providers; prolonged procedure time; slower healing) and long-term consequences (increased sensitivity to pain; avoidance of healthcare settings; needle phobia, higher levels of anxiety before a procedure). Timely and effective multi-modal pain care improves procedure success rates, prevents the need for repeated attempts, improves patient flow, and improves patient and caregiver satisfaction. Repeated pain measures and consideration of each family’s unique situation, level of distress, and life experience can help guide appropriate therapy. PEAK: Pain was developed to provide resources for prehospital practitioners, hospital-based care providers, patients, and families to asses and manage pain in the pediatric patient.”

5. Pain Canada Resources.

“Continuing education for health care providers and other professionals, or pain self-management tools for community based programs or clinical resources for healthcare professionals and patients.”

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