Discharge Planning Toolkit for Pain

Discharge Planning Toolkit for Pain

The toolkit consists of consists of an algorithm, a pain risk factor assessment form, 17 patient handouts and four educational videos.

Discharge planning algorithm for the pain assessment and management initiative

As part of a comprehensive program, the Discharge Planning Toolkit for Pain provides a much needed Discharge Algorithm for Pain Related Complaints. This algorithm assists providers in determining if the patient is safe for discharge; considerations for opioid addiction risk and OTC treatment options. The toolkit also provides educational handouts, which you can adapt for your own needs, and patient-friendly videos on managing pain. Finally, patients can review a helpful pain analogy from the American Chronic Pain Association called “A Car with Four Flat Tires.”

Our toolkit resources can be downloaded by selecting the links below:

1.  Discharge Algorithm for Pain Related Complaints
Step 1:
Determine if the patient is safe for discharge.
Step 2:
Information available for patients on home opioids or discharged with opioid prescriptions.
Step 3:
Tailor discharge packet an resources based on patient’s needs.

2.  Pain Risk Factors Assessment Form

3. Educational Pain Video Post Card w/QR codes

4. Patient Education/Resource Handouts:

5. PAMI Educational Pain Videos

6. American Chronic Pain Association, “A Car with Four Flat Tires” Educational Video for Chronic Pain