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Pain Management Resources: Links, PDFS, and Books

  • Pain Assessment and Pharmacologic Management by Chris Pasero and Margo McCaffery. St Louis, MO: Mosby, Inc., 2011. 880 pages - an excellent resource for comprehensive pain management information.
  • Symptom Management Algorithms A Handbook for Palliative Care, 3rd Edition by Linda Wrede-Seaman. Yakima, WA: Intellicard, Inc., 2009. 208 pages
  • TIRF REMS Access program information (Transmucosal Immediate Release Fentanyl - Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy) - comprehensive information on the TIRF REMS program plus FAQs - PDF downloads of Full Prescribing Information for each transmucosal fentanyl product (Abstral, Actiq, Fentora, Lazanda, OTFC, Subsys), and PDF downloads of patient medication guides for each product
  • American Pain Society Pain Patients Bill of Rights – PDF
  • - free online resource – other apps, online products, and books – also has a page titled Drug Communications, which lists drug alerts
  • Epocrates Online - free online access (sign-in is required) and other online products
  • Lexicomp Online - apps, online products, and books
  • US National Library of Medicine - prescribing information
  • - free online access - prescribing information
  • PCSS-O - national training and mentoring project that offers free CME webinars on the safe and effective use of opioids for treatment of chronic pain, and safe and effective treatment of opioid use disorder
  • PainAction - provides educational resources for your patients with pain - the site's resources include self-check questionnaires, learning modules specific to migraine, back, cancer, neuropathic and arthritis pain, self-assessment tools, practical pain self-management techniques, a daily pain tracker, tips provided by peers, and access to their publication "Your Guide to Pain Management" - one of their resources is a collection of 14 “ActionSteps” concise single-sheet handouts designed to help teach your patients to safely manage their medications, including first doses, refills, side effects, long and short acting formulations, storage, disposal, addiction, overdose, traveling, alcohol, concurrent meds, and acetaminophen cautions
  • Palliative Care Network of Wisconsin: FAST FACTS - "one page of peer reviewed information on a clinical or programmatic topic in palliative care, designed for both generalist clinicians and palliative care specialists"

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