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Pain Management - Professionals

The Community Principles of Pain Management (CPPM) were developed by the CPPM Specialty Advisory Group (SAG) initially in 2002, and are reviewed and approved every other year by the SAG. The CPPM were approved by the Health Care Quality Monitoring Committee and the Monroe County Medical Society Quality Collaborative in April 2017, with the next revision scheduled for 2019.

Guidelines & Professional Tools

2017 Complete Community Principles of Pain Management (CPPM)
Faces Pain Scale - Revised
Principles of Pain Management: Adult Guide
Principles of Pain Management: Pediatric Guide
Principles of Pain Management: Bedside Nursing Assessment Tool
Non-Pharmacologic Interventions for Pain - Health Care Professional Guide
Equianalgesic Table for Adults
Equianalgesic Table for Pediatrics
Opioid Guidelines for Adult Patients
Opioid Guidelines for Pediatric Patients
Opioid Risk Tool & Reference
Pain Management Agreement & Informed Consent
Opioid Use Disorder
Methadone Dose Conversion Guidelines
Buprenorphine Guideline for Treatment of Pain
Protocol for Naloxone Use
Opioid & Sedative Guidelines for Emergency Department & Urgent Care Providers

National Guidelines

CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain
This guideline provides recommendations for primary care clinicians who are prescribing opioids for chronic pain outside of active cancer treatment, palliative care, and end-of-life care.
CDC Guideline
CDC Website
Clinical Guidelines, American Pain Society
International Association for the Study of Pain
Guidelines Acute Cancer Pain, National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
Management of Chronic Pain in Survivors of Adult Cancers, American Society of Clinical Oncology Guideline
Management of Persistent Pain in Older Adults, American Geriatrics Society (2009)
Practice Guidelines for Acute Pain Management in the Perioperative Setting

Additional Professional Tools & Resources

CDC Guideline Resources: Clinical Tools
CDC Checklist for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain
CDC Pocket Guide: Tapering Opioids for Chronic Pain
CDC Infographic: Why Guidelines for Primary Care Providers

Tools, Resources & Support for Patients & Families

Pain Management Page for Patients & Families
A Guide to Understanding & Managing Your Pain
Prepare for Your Visit
Myths & Truths
Resource List for Patients & Families
Pain Management Resource Directory
Understanding Pain Video
Beginning Yoga 1
Beginning Yoga 2
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction – Body Scan Meditation
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction – Sitting Meditation
Mindfulness-Based Pain Management Video
Free Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course

Special thanks to the Specialty Advisory Group (SAG), 2017.