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Chronic Pain Toolkit

Center for Health, Work, and Environment


Take advantage of these tools and resources to help you save time and better serve your patients.

Tools for Providers and Prescribers

Opioid Risk Tool
CAGE-AID - Screen for alcohol and drug problems
Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) - Screen for depression
Sample Patient Contract
Pain Assessment Documentation Tool (PADT)
Screener and Opioid Assessor for Patients in Pain (SOAPP) - Assessment of risk of prescription opioid abuse
Diagnosis, Intractability, Risk, Efficacy (D.I.R.E.) Score - Predict outcomes of opioid prescribing in chronic pain patients
Graded Chronic Pain Scale - Assess severity of chronic pain
Brief Pain Inventory (BPI) (short form) - Patient self-assessment of pain
Aberrant Behavior Checklist (ABC) - Assess problem behaviors in developmentally-challenged patients - read more​​

Tools for Managing Chronic Pain Patients

Opioid Dose Calculator
SAMHSA TAP32: Clinical Drug Testing in Primary Care Manual
Web-based Opioid Dose Calculator
Opioid Conversion tips and charts
Pain Management Log (for patients)
Daily Pain Diary (for patients)
Functional Assessment Questionnaire - assess functional status

Helpful Resources

PDMP​​

Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP)
Colorado PDMP - website
CO PDMP Training Guide for Practitioners and Pharmacists​

Guidelines


FDA Blueprint for ​Prescriber Education
Opioid Policy Revised 10.15.14
Colorado Workers' Compensation Guidelines for Chronic Pain Treatment
Interagency​ Guidelines on Opioid Dosing for Chronic Non-cancer Pain
ACOEM Practice Guidelines: Opioids and Safety-Sensitive Work​

Useful links & handouts

Urine Drug Testing In Chronic Pain
The 4 A's of pain treatment outcomes
Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing (PROP) - website
PROP "Cautious Evidence-Based Opioid Prescribing" - handout
The American Chronic Pain Association (for patients) - website​
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) - website
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) - website​

Colorado Household Medication Disposal Options - Updated July 2013

Colorado Medication Take-Back Program​

Project provides drop-boxes for the collection of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Controlled substances are not accepted. Sharps are not accepted. No fee for service. King Soopers locations are available whenever stores are open. Hours are indicated for other locations.

Dispose My Meds Program

Program provides drop-boxes for the collection of prescription and over-the-counter medications. Controlled substances are not accepted. Sharps are not accepted. No fee for service. Call for store hours.

Rx Takeaway Program

Program sells postage-paid envelopes for the disposal of prescription and over-the-counter medications. Controlled substances are not accepted. Sharps are not accepted. Fee for service. Call your local pharmacy for more information and for store hours.

Walgreens Pharmacies Statewide – $2.99 fee per envelope
King Soopers/City Market Pharmacies Statewide – $2.99 fee per envelope
Safeway Pharmacies Statewide – $3.99 fee per envelope
Rite-Aid Pharmacies Statewide – Fee unknown
Good Day Pharmacies (northern Front Range communities) – $2.99 fee per envelope
For a completed list of takeback programs closest to you, click here:
State of Colorado Household Medication Disposal Options 070313.pdf

From the Literature

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Mail Stop B119
Aurora, CO 80045


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