Resources: For Healthcare Professionals in Pain Care
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On-demand education from a national professional organization dedicated to advancing integrative pain care approaches.
Educational materials, live events and CMEs from an organization for clinicians practicing pain medicine in the US. Free login required.
A series of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines on the management of complex pain problems as a reference for providers and payers.
Interactive tools and trainings, guidelines and legislative resources to help pharmacists treat patients using opioids.
A comprehensive course on opioid prescribing for primary care providers in evidence-based clinical practices in treating chronic pain.
Recommendations for prescribing opioid medications for patients 18 and older in primary care settings.
A collaboration of 11 member-led organizations that provide continuing education to healthcare professionals for safe extended-release/long-acting (ER/LA) opioid prescribing in alignment with FDA’s mission, following the FDA Blueprint (January 2017).
Information about the Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) for ER/LA opioid analgesics required by FDA to ensure a drug’s benefits outweigh its risks.
Guidance for healthcare professionals on how to educate patients about the importance of safe storage and disposal of opioid medications.
A safe disposal location tool in which visitors can enter their zip code to find locations near them.
ISMP’s webinars focus on practical issues that healthcare professionals address every day in practice. They feature multidisciplinary panels of experts in medication safety.
Fact sheet designed to give healthcare professionals an overview of tools and resources to help reduce misuse and abuse of prescription pain relievers.
Prescription Drug Monitoring
Prescription Drug Monitoring
State-by-state description of laws and policies for prescription monitoring programs.
Electronic databases that collect, maintain and disseminate controlled substance prescription information specific to each jurisdiction's laws and regulations.
Provides a comprehensive series of resources and strategies to facilitate communication between PDMPs and federal stakeholders, measure performance and effectiveness and promote best practices.
Addiction Risk Screening & Support
Abuse & Addiction Risk Screening & Support
Screenings available for prevention or early intervention in addiction.
How to Find an Addiction Specialist
Lookup tool to locate ASAM members who treat addiction.
National Practice Guideline for the Use of Medications in the Treatment of Addiction Involving Opioid Use
Provides information on evidence-based treatment of opioid use disorder. Addresses all FDA-approved medications available to treat addiction involving opioid use/overdose in a single document.
A self-report screening tool designed for use with adult patients in primary care settings to assess risk for opioid abuse among individuals prescribed opioids for treatment of chronic pain.
CME courses designed to provide practical guidance for healthcare professionals in screening patients with pain for substance use disorder risk factors before prescribing, and in identifying when patients are abusing medications.
Access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) webinars, workshops, publications and research.