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NEW VIDEOS Understanding, Assessing, and Managing Pain in Older Adults

     1. Misconceptions                             8. Principles of Pharmaceutical Treatment
     2. Types of Pain                                 9. Medications for Nociceptive Pain
     3. The Language of Pain              10. Medications for Neuropathic Pain
     4. Pain Assessment Overview        11. Physical Treatment Strategies
     5. Monitoring Pain Severity             12. Psychological Treatment Strategies
     6. Screening for Pain                        13. Preventative Treatment Strategies
     7. 4 P's of Pain Management

Short Web Videos and Blogs 

Understanding Pain: What to do about it in less than five minutes?
Tame the Beast - It's time to rethink persistent pain
Understanding Pain: Brainman chooses
Understanding Pain: Brainman stops his opioids
TEDx Adelaide - Lorimer Moseley - Why things hurt 
TED Talks: Elliot Krane - The mystery of chronic pain
Pain is Weird -

Longer Web Videos on Pain

Webinars on various topics related to chronic pain from the Work Wellness and Disability Prevention Institute
Chronic Pain: Is it all in their heads? Daniel J. Clauw (90 min)
Non-pharmacological treatment of pain. Ravi Prasad, Stanford Health Care (66 min)

Patient Chronic Pain Management Tool-box Resources

Arthritis Foundation: Breaking the Pain Chain - develop a pain management plan for arthritis pain
Live Plan Be website from PainBC - learn about pain, track symptoms, develop a plan, and connect with a community of others who live with pain
Agency for Clinical Innovation Pain Management Network 
The Pain Toolkit - 12 Tools for people who live with persistent pain
Pain BC Toolbox - treatment options for pain beyond medications, surgery, and injections

Infographics and Assessment Tools

4 P's of Pain Management - Saskatchewan Health Authority
Pain Treatment Planning Questionnaire - General
Chronic Pain and Exercise Fact Sheet
4P's Pain Self-Management Tool - plan to reduce pain during exercise


The Arthritis Society - Managing Chronic Pain
Canadian Pain Society
Canadian Pain Society Opioid Resource Page
Canadian Pain Coalition
Chronic Pain Network
International Association for the Study of Pain
McMaster University Michael G. DeGroote National Pain Centre
       - Includes 2017 Canadian opioid guidelines report, clinical tools, and patient information materials
Pain BC
Pain in Child Health
Pain Research Forum
Saskatchewan Registered Nurses' Association - Professional Practice Group in Pain Management

Online Training in Pain Management for Healthcare Providers

Pediatric Palliative Care and End-of-Life Treatment online course - 3 1/2 hour course for physicians, nurses, pharmacists and trainees from Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
e-Integrity Pain Modules (partnership with British Pain Society and Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anesthetists) - educational resources and courses


Link to International Association for the Study of Pain webpage of definitions

 Clinical Practice Guidelines and Evidence Reviews

CADTH Pain Evidence Bundle - published research summaries January 2018
The 2017 Canadian Guideline for Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain
American Pain Society guidelines for post-surgical pain management - Chou et al. (2016) summary of findings
Assessment and Management of Pain: Clinical Best Practice Guidelines (3rd Edition) - Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario December 2013
Canadian Guideline for Safe and Effective Use of Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain
Reducing Pain During Vaccine Injections: Clinical Practice Guideline. Taddio et al. (2015)

Last Modified: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 |
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