Pharmacologic Treatment of Pain

Dozens of Prescription Pill Bottles

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Learning Module References

Additional Resources

EMPainline

EMPainline is a resource for those striving to improve our understanding of pain and its management in the emergency department.

Articles & Presentations

Pharmacogenetics and Pain Management by Forest Tennant, MD, DrPH and Brian Hocum, PharmD, CGP

Clinical use and interpretation of the common pharmacogenetic tests.

Presentation: Ultrasound Guided Nerve Blocks by Petra Duran-Gehring, M.D. University of Florida – Jacksonville

Tools

Pain Medications (Trade Names and Generic Names)

Serotonin Syndrome: U.S. Pharmacist

Bedside Pain Manager

Equianalgesic Dosing Apps

Equivalent Opioid Calculator: ClinCalc

Opioid Analgesic Convert: Global RPh

Opioid Calculator: Practical Pain Management

Opioid Risk Tool (ORT) by Dr. Lynn Webster

Assessment Tools

PainCAS

PainCAS: Clinical Assessment System is a web-based clinical tool for assessing pain and opioid risk in chronic pain patients. It streamlines and standardizes the pain and opioid risk assessment processes in the clinical setting, taking it “off the clipboard” and putting it into an electronic format. PainCAS offers initial and follow-up pain questions that include validated risk assessment tools. It also offers the opportunity to analyze de-identified, aggregate assessment data for evaluation of different treatments and procedures and outcome measurement.

 PainEDU.org Tools

PainEDU.org offers interactive and downloadable pain management and assessment tools in various topics. Topics include drug-drug interactions, analgesics side effects, pathophysiology of pain, role of opioid rotation in managing chronic pain, medication safety and managing pain: opioids and OTC medications, and more great topics!

PROP | Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing

PROP’s mission is to reduce opioid-related morbidity and mortality by promoting cautious and responsible prescribing practices. To achieve our mission, PROP works on three major fronts: prescriber education, consumer education, and advocacy.