About Us

fbtwitterPAMI_banner_image_980x204_16PAMI is an E-Learning and patient safety educational project. The overall goal of PAMI is to improve the safety of patients of all ages by developing tools for health care providers to recognize, assess, and manage acute and chronic pain in acute care settings such as the Emergency Department. The tools and resources developed are designed to be used, adapted and implemented by any health care facility or agency based on their specific needs. The PAMI site will also provide pain related resources and news updates.

The aims of PAMI are to:

1. Develop a state and national multidisciplinary expert panel who will create a toolkit targeting physicians, nurses, physician assistant, pharmacists, paramedics, hospital patient safety officers, risk managers and other providers;

2. Create a website where the toolkit, educational modules and resources will be housed in an open‐source learning platform offering no cost continuing education credits; and

3. Disseminate website, resources and toolkit to facilitate patient safety and reduce risk in Florida and nationally.

PAMI learning modules include:

Introduction to PAMI and Basic Principles of Pain Management
Nonpharmacologic Pain Management for Adults and Children
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
Pharmacologic Treatment of Pain in the ED

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


Investigators and Contributors

Principal Investigator

  • Phyllis Hendry, MD, FAAP, FACEP, Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine & Assistant Chair for Research, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville


  • Sophia Sheikh, MD, FACEP, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Medical Toxicologist, University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville

Project Director

  • Colleen J. Kalynych, MSH, EdD, Director of Research and Educational Development, University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville

Project Manager

  • Raina Davidman, MBA, LPN, EMT, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville

Research Coordinators

  • Michelle Lott, BSH
  • Taylor Miller, BA

Contributors & Reviewers

  • Patrick Aaronson, Pharm D, DABAT, Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy, University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville
  • Kathy Baldwin, Pharm D, BCPS, MA, Baptist Health – Jacksonville
  • Joe Cammilleri, Pharm D, BCACP, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Florida College of Pharmacy – Jacksonville
  • Petra Duran-Gehring, MD, RDMS, Director of Emergency Ultrasound, Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville
  • Danielle Eaves Hernandez, CCLS, CTRS, Child Life Specialist, Community PedsCare, Jacksonville, Florida
  • Robert Hurley, MD, Vice Chairman for Pain Management; Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Robin Moorman Li, Pharm.D., BCACP, Assistant Director/Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research, University of Florida – Jacksonville
  • Andrew Schmidt, DO, MPH, Assistant Professor Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville
  • Sinem Sherifali, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville
  • L. Kendall Webb, MD, FACEP, Assistant Dean of Medical Informatics, University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville
  • Stefani Ashby, MD, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellow, University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville
  • Christopher Kragor, DMD, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Resident, University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville
  • Nitin Ubhayakar, MD
  • Urvashi Barua-Nath, MD
  • Megan Curtis, MA
  • Adam Hilton, DO
  • Rutvi Patel, MD
  • Eileen Shomo, Pharm D
  • James Sierakowski, DO, MPH
  • Lisa Jacobson, MD, FACEP
  • Martins Mathew, MD

Partnering Organizations

American Pain Society (APS)

Florida Emergency Nurses Association (FENA)

Florida College of Emergency Physicians (FCEP)

Florida Hospital Association (FHA)

Florida Society for Healthcare Risk Management & Patient Safety (FSHRMPS)

Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists

The Florida Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Network – Suwannee River Area Health Education Center

State University System of Florida Self-Insurance Programs

University of Florida Health IT, Educational Technologies

Policy Statement & Disclaimer

This website is for educational and informational purposes only. The PAMI website is not intended as a substitute for professional medical diagnosis or management by a qualified health care professional. PAMI is not responsible for any legal action taken by a person or organization as a result of information contained in or accessed through this website, whether such information is provided by PAMI or by a third party. As new research and clinical experience becomes available, patient safety standards will change. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals remain current on medical literature and national standards of care and structure their treatment accordingly. As a result of ongoing medical advances and developments, information on this site is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. Patient care must be individualized. The use of information obtained or downloaded from or through this website is at the user’s sole discretion and risk.

If you use any links that may appear in this website to other websites, you will leave the University of Florida’s website. The University of Florida is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in such a linked site. The University of Florida may provide such links to you only as a convenience and the inclusion of any link does not imply recommendation, approval or endorsement by the University of any third party site. All such links provided on this website are intended solely for the convenience of users of this site and do not represent any endorsement, advertisement or sponsorship of linked sites or any products or services offered through sites that are not owned by the University.

Contact Us

For PAMI related inquiries:
Raina Davidman, MBA, LPN, EMT
E-Learning and Project Manager
Department of Emergency Medicine

For general inquiries:
University of Florida Health Science Center/Jacksonville
Department of Emergency Medicine Division of Research
655 West 8th Street
Jacksonville, FL 32209