NEW!!! PAMI and The Joint Commission Pain Standards

  Effective January 2018, The Joint Commission has established New and Revised Standards Related to Pain Assessment and Management. PAMI—The Pain Assessment and Management Initiative has free resources to help […]


Medical Communication Cards

These cards are a multi-use, helpful tool to assist in communication with children and families who are non-verbal or non-English speaking. 17 pages of cards with friendly emoji’s depicting common […]


Distraction Toolkit and Nonpharmacologic Techniques

COURSE MATERIALS ARE NOW AVAILABLE!! An innovative pilot course to learn new ways to manage pain and anxiety in children and adolescents…and adults too!  

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Pain Management and Dosing Guide


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Discharge Planning Toolkit for Pain


  • Learning Modules (click this link to register or log into the PAMI online course) PAMI module topics: (Each module is 2 credit hours.)

You DO NOT need to take modules in listed order!

Introduction to PAMI and Basic Principles of Pain Management
 Pharmacologic Treatment of Pain in the ED
Acute Pain Management in the Emergency and Acute Care Settings
Pre-hospital and EMS Management of Pain
Procedural Sedation and Analgesia (PSA) in Adults and Children
Pediatric Pain in Acute Care Settings
Nonpharmacologic Treatment of Pain

For PAMI and general inquiries:

Raina Davidman, MBA, LPN, EMT

Project Manager
University of Florida Health Science Center/Jacksonville
Department of Emergency Medicine Division of Research
655 West 8th Street
Jacksonville, FL 32209

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Funding is provided by Florida Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Association (FMMJUA)



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January 2018: Pain Week Podcasts

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Spring 2017:

VIDEOs: Pain Week--Expert Opinion

Drs. Hendry and Sheikh, principle and sub-investigators for PAMI and both of whom work in emergency medicine, discuss pain as the 5th vital sign, what has changed and what needs to change in the ED.

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