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Pain Management In The Post-Acute And Long-Term Care Setting

Published: November 2012
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  • 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 


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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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