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Chronic Pain Tool Kit

Evidence-based tools and resources


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) - website​  
Colorado PDMP - website  
CO PDMP Training Guide for Practitioners and Pharmacists   
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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Aurora, CO 80045


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