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Pain Management Tools

These practice tools are available to help healthcare professionals diagnose and treat pain more appropriately in their patients.

Pain Management Tools

Assessment Forms

Pain Assessment Scales

Drug Abuse Screening Tools

  • Behaviors that are suggestive of drug abuse exist on a continuum, and pain relief seeking behavior can be mistaken for drug-seeking behavior. The following tools will help the healthcare professional monitor patient behavior for evidence of addiction and drug abuse.
  • Screening Techniques

    Screening Techniques

    17k PDF file

    This single-page list of guidelines will help you determine the possibility of drug abuse in a patient, such as using open-ended and probing questions, observing client behavior during the interview, asking the client to mention all substances and alcohol use, confronting avoidance and discrepancies, and more.

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Aberrant Drug-Related Behaviors

Pain Treatment Forms

Pain Diaries

Communication Guide

This Hands On Approach for Pain Management Communication Guide offers healthcare professionals "road maps"  for establishing and maintaining productive, two-way exchanges.

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