New Pain Management Practice

  1. 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 these with me from your office? I'd be forever grateful.

    My email is in profile.

    Or would you know where I could purchase some?

    the procedures we will be doing are Lumbar, caudal ESI's, rhizotomies, facet blocks, ablations, periperal nerve blocks, etc.....

    This is all so new to me since I've been a Gastroenterology nurse since 2000 right out of nursing school.

    If you e-mail me and would like to speak to me personally I'll give you my contact no.

    thanks again!!!
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Jun 20, '09
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  3. by   NRSKarenRN
    pain management guideline: patient assessment forms
    available in portable document format (pdf) from the health care association of new jersey web site.

    lots of info available --- use our google search enginge above gold toolbar to find what you want
    "pain management interventional policies and procedures"

    book: chronic pain management: guidelines for multidisciplinary program development

    product description
    this reference is the most comprehensive textbook to date on the multidisciplinary approach to chronic pain management. written by an illustrious group of contributors, this source serves as a must-have armamentarium of guidelines for the development of a successful multidisciplinary chronic pain management program within the context of current medical and insurance reimbursement climates. the only source to offer these strategies, backed by the american academy of pain management, this reference will help readers understand the benefits of multidisciplinary chronic pain management and help them apply these techniques to their clinic for effective, consistent, and financially viable patient care.

    pain sites:

    pain has
    american academy of pain medicine - the american academy of pain medicine (aapm) is the medical specialty society representing physicians practicing in the field of pain medicine
    american society of regional anesthesia and pain medicine

    the procedures we will be doing are lumbar, caudal esi's, rhizotomies, facet blocks, ablations, periperal nerve blocks, etc

    [color=#ffffff][color=#333333]american society of interventional pain physicians
    • policy and procedure manual is available for ambulatory surgery centers, as well as interventional pain practices. table of contents >>
    [color=#292526][color=#292526][color=#292526]practice policies

    contact reps who are providing equipment may have resources for you.

    american society for pain management nursing - organization of professional nurses that provide support to pain management.

    best wishes in helping to develop this practice.
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Jun 20, '09
  4. by   Adames RN
    Thank you so much. Your info seems so helpful.
  5. by   maggiernpainnurse
    Jackie I had to create my own policy and procedures for the pain clinic I work in now. I wasn't fun and very time consuming even with prior years experience in different pain clinic. I would be glad to help you out any way that I can. Just let me know what you need and I would be glad to email you what I have. :typing I also have discharge teaching sheets and other patient education if you need them. Just let me know, Maggie
  6. by   Adames RN
    Hi Maggie, if you get this message twice I apologize. I think I just lost everything I just typed. I just want you to know I was so happy to recieve your e-mail. Thank you so much for being willing to share all this hard work you did with me. Like I said, if you want to sell them to me I'd be happy to pay you. Send me everything you have if it's not to much trouble. As far as the procedures we will be doing..... they are: Lubar ESI's with and without fluro, Caudals with and without fluro, SI injections with and without Fluro, rhizotomies, facets, cervical ESI's, paravertebrals, discectomies (I think), botox, peripheral nerve blocks...etc. Pretty much everything. There is so much I am learning yet. I have been a GI nurse forever and this is a big change.
    Thank you again for your willingness to share your hard work. Our pain new pain mgmt center will be so grateful.
    And if you are ever in Daytona, please stop by and meet us.

    The email where you can send this all to is :
  7. by   Adames RN
    Don't forget me Maggie....... :spin: {MaggieRNPainNurse)
  8. by   maggiernpainnurse
    I have sent some I want to make sure you are able to open them before I load your account too full. Just let me know if you can get them. Thanks Maggie
  9. by   Adames RN
    Maggie, you are super!!!! Yes it is all coming in. I will look through them when I get back from my OB appt. I'm 37 weeks and started dilating.....

    My Ob doc is out of town until July 5th and I really want him to deliver my baby so I'm asking my little girl to hang in there. We'll see.
  10. by   Danthepainman
    Wow! I am in the same predicament. I work for a large pain practice and was asked to put together a policy and procedure manual as well as an employee manual . It looks like a project that I was not given enough time for. If Maggie or Jackie would be open to it, I would truly, truly appreciate it if you would please share your info with me as well; it would mean a lot to me.


    Last edit by Danthepainman on Aug 4, '09 : Reason: Mispelling
  11. by   maggiernpainnurse
    Hey Dan I would be glad to help you out. What are you looking for? The whole manual or something more specific? Maggie
  12. by   Danthepainman
    Hi Maggie,

    You are so kind and thanks for the quick reply . I am going a just a little nutty this week so I reeeeally appreciate the help. I believe I need a P&P for the clinical staff and the admin staff plus an employee manual. I believe the procedure center P&P is all done thank goodness. I listed what procedures we offer, but some of them don't happen too often. I hope that is exact enough... it my first manual.

    Thanks for any help you can provide! You are too cool for school.


    Epidural Steroid Injections
    Facet Injections/Medial Branch Blocks
    Spinal Cord Stimulator
    Lysis of Adhesions - Racz Catheter
    Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
    Intrathecal Pump Implants and Management
    Percutaneous Discectomy
    Disc Denervation
    Radiofrequency Ablation
    Occipital Nerve Block
    Stellate Ganglion Blocks
    Celiac Plexus Blocks
    Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
    Continuous Catheter Nerve Blocks
    Regenerative Injection Therapy
  13. by   maggiernpainnurse
    Dan do you have an email address that I can send the policies to? There are several and I have to send them individually. :typing Just let me know. Also just curious where is your clinic located? Maggie
  14. by   Danthepainman
    Hi Maggie,

    Thanks for your kindness. I work in Arizona. My email is This will likely save me quite a bit of work and help me focus on other fires so please know that you are truly helping me out.

    Take care,