New Pain Management Practice - page 2

Hi, my name is Jackie Adames I work for a new pain management practice but we are lacking policies and procedures? I was wondering if someone as a professional courtesy would be willing to share... Read More

  1. by   maggiernpainnurse
    I will send a few today and then check with you to make sure you are able to open them without any problems. I am not very good and may send some a couple of time if I get distracted here. Also I will send the procedures we do here and that will cover most of yours. If you have any problems just let me know. :wink2: Maggie
  2. by   Danthepainman
    Hi Maggie,

    You are the awesome-ist! (my own word)

    Thanks again!

  3. by   maggiernpainnurse
    :imbar That is sweet, I wished someone had been there when I did these years ago but I am willing to spare the pain for others. I have sent some so please check to see if you can open them. :typing Most of the information can just be cut and paste to your policy header. Wishing you well, Maggie
  4. by   CheezeETs
    If you guys are still sharing I would be interested in recieveing some information on your policies and procedures as well. I was just hired into a clinic that is lacking all of the above and I defiantely think that it would be helpfull. Please let me know! Thanks
  5. by   maryebs
    Hello, well, i to am in the same boat. I have been given the task of developing a policy and procedure manual for our pain clinic. Clinic is fairly new so all is needed from A-Z. I as well as the staff would be ever so grateful if anyone can share what you can with me. This is turning into such busy task. Thank you in advance for all that you can help me with. Please email me.
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Jan 20, '10 : Reason: See profile for email address.
  6. by   ttsachs
    Hi yall I too have just been given the task of writing a P&P for our Pain Clinic. We do medication management and intervenional procedures. Could anyone share what you have so far?
    Thanks so much.

  7. by   CeceD

    Emerging Solutions in Pain ( is a great web site for clinician resources. They have a section that you can visit from the home page that is devoted just to nurses (free CNE programs, FAQs, Resource Links, etc). Membership and programs are all free!

    Under Tools tab (from home page), they have many forms for assessment and monitoring that you can use in a practice setting. Hope this information helps.

    Accute Pain Analgesic Ladder(http://www.emergingsolutionsinpain.c...sic-Ladder.pdf)
    Equianalgesic Doses of Selected Opioid Analgesics (http://www.emergingsolutionsinpain.c...sic-Ladder.pdf)
    Faces Pain Scale (http://www.emergingsolutionsinpain.c...ain-scales.pdf)
    Numeric Rating Scale (http://www.emergingsolutionsinpain.c...mericscale.pdf)
    Addiction Behaviors Checklist (http://www.emergingsolutionsinpain.c..._Checklist.pdf)
    Current Opioid Misuse Measure (http://www.emergingsolutionsinpain.c.../COMM_Tool.pdf)
  8. by   ttsachs
    Thanks so much. This looks like a wonderful resource.
  9. by   AZ Nurse
    You post is several months old....but if you haven't already found it try going to the American Society for Pain Management Nursing site ( and they have an email list serve that has thousands of pain management specialists throughout the North American continent on it. They are usually very willing to share all sorts of information.
  10. by   maricruz
    Dear Maggie,
    I am desperately in need of your help. We r in the process of starting up a pain center and was assigned to write a policy and procedure for scope of service from scratch. Would it be too much for u to allow me to see the policies and procedures that u came up with?
  11. by   youngvil
    Would you being willing to share your pain intervention policies with me. I just took a job as a clinical coordinator and this is my first assignment. My email is I would be very grateful. Isabelle
  12. by   auburntigers
    Hi guys and gals,

    I too have been dealt the wonderful job of developing a policy and procedure manual for a new pain management center. I was hoping some of you might be willing to share some of your information - why reinvent the wheel? I would be most appreciative! This is a new role for me and have never quite tackled a task like this before. Any help would be greatly appreciated. You can email me at Thanks so much!!
  13. by   AZ Nurse
    Pain management is my passion in nursing. Some of the best information I have received has been from other pain management nurses. Go to the American Society for Pain Management Nursing website and click on 'organization'. Then go down the list to position papers. You will find a wealth of informaiton there. Some positions papers are written jointly with the American Pain Society. The other thing is that you should purchase the Pain Management book by Chris Pasero and Margo McCaffery. They cover EVERYTHING you would ever want to know. They also have extensive bibs at the end of their chapters which will provide you with evidence based material to back up the ifnormaton. Lastly - become a member of ASPMN and join the listserve. You can put out a request for anything you want and pain management professionals from all over the US and Canada will be happy to share policies/procedures etc. I have learned tons from just reading the listserve. Good luck.