AMDA Pain Guidelines

Pain Management in the Long-Term Care Setting GUIDELINES Pocket Guide

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AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine

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The Pain Management in the Long Term Care Setting GUIDELINES Pocket Guide is based on the latest guidelines of the American Medical Directors Association and was developed with their collaboration. It contains a stepwise approach to pain management in the long-term care setting that includes Recognition, Assessment, Treatment and Monitoring. Included are detailed tables of analgesics, their use, risks and model institutional policies.

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  • 28 Pages
  • 80# Diamond Silk Cover with Satin Aqueous Coating
  • 4.25″ x 7.25″
  • Key Points 
  • Tables 
    • Atypical Opioid Oral Analgesics
    • Adjuvant Analgesic Medications
    • Topical Analgesics 
    • Approximate Equianalgesic Dosing and Usual Starting Doses for Selected Pure Opioid Agonists 
  • Steps
    • STEP 1: Is pain present?
    • STEP 2: Have the characteristics and likely causes of pain been adequately defined? 
    • STEP 3: Provide appropriate interim treatment for pain
    • STEP 4: Perform a pertinent history and physical examination
    • STEP 5: Are the cause(s) of pain identified?
    • STEP 6: Perform further diagnostic testing, as indicated
    • STEP 7: Have the probable cause(s) of pain been identified?
    • STEP 8: Obtain additional evaluation or consultation as necessary
    • STEP 9: Have the probable cause(s) of pain been identified?
    • STEP 10: Summarize the characteristics and causes of the patient’s pain and assess the impact of pain on function and quality of life
    • STEP 11: Adopt a patient-centered interdisciplinary care plan
    • STEP 12: Set goals for pain relief
    • STEP 13: Implement the care plan
    • STEP 14: Reevaluate the patient’s pain
    • STEP 15: Adjust treatment as necessary
    • STEP 16: Is pain controlled?
    • STEP 17: Monitor the facility’s performance in the management of pain 

AMDA -- The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is the only medical specialty society representing the community of over 50,000 medical directors, physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other practitioners working in the various post-acute and long-term care (PA/LTC) settings.

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