TxPAIN Resources For Health Care Professionals

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The following information is intended for use by Health Care Professionals with a working knowledge of treating a pain diagnosis.

If you are a patient or caregiver, please click here to go to the Public Information page.

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2009 Annual Report

 

2009 Annual Report

Looking forward from where we have come and glancing back in the rearview mirror, the view is good. Our greatest resource has been, and remains, our people, with bright minds and compassionate hearts for those people who live with and suffer from pain.

This document is available electronically by clicking here.

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  • Nursing Principles of Pain Management - The Nurse Oncology Education Program of the Texas Nurses Assocation/Foundation has created this educational module, which is approved for 1.0 contact hours. The module includes an overview of prevalence of pain in the cancer patient, defines and distinguishes acute and chronic pain, describes nursing assessment of pain, and discusses the pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic management of pain and barriers to pain management. The module meets the criteria for Type 1 mandatory continuing education requirements towards re-licensure as established by the Texas Board of Nursing upon successful completion of the independent study, a passing post test score, and completed submittal of an evaluation.

    The course can be found on the NEOP Web site by clicking here

 

 

 

 

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Fast Facts About Pain

 

Fast Facts About Pain

A simple one page fact sheet created in a question/answer format that includes succinct information on pain prevalence, pain management, and an explanation of of Texas Pain Advocacy and Information Network and the Alliance of State Pain Initiatives.

Copies of this document are available electronically by clicking here.

 

NCCN Pain Treatment Guidelines v.3

 

NCCN Pain Treatment Guidelines v.3

The mutual goal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Center Network* (NCCN*) and the American Cancer Society* (ACS*) partnership is to provide patients and the general public with state-of-the-art cancer treatment information in an easy-to-understand language. This information, based on the NCCN's Clinical Practice Guidelines, is meant to assist you when talking with your doctor or nurse to make decisions about treatment options that are best for you. These guidelines do not replace the expertise and clinical judgment of your doctor.

Copies of this document are available through American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345 or access through the Web by clicking here.

 

Pain Primer for Primary Physicians: Essential Concepts

Pain Primer for Primary Physicians: Essential Concepts

The July 2008 issue of Texas Medicine featured a pullout containing a medical education piece. Written by Larry Driver, MD; Brian Bruel, MD; and Diane Novy, PhD, this piece is accredited for 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, including ethics. The article assists physicians in outlining a systematic approach to pain assessment and evaluating outcomes, defines potential adverse outcome issues, summarizes physical and procedural interventions for managing pain, and identifies categories of medications useful for pain management.

This resource is available through the Physician Oncology Education Program of the Texas Medical Association at www.poep.org.

 

Pain Reference Books List

 

Pain Reference Books List

Various publications of the American Pain Society, American Academy of Pain Medicine, American Academy of Pain Management, and others.

Copies of this document are available electronically by clicking here.

Pain Resource Guide

 

Pain Resource Guide

A list of 50 pain related organizations from across the U.S.

Copies of this document are available electronically by clicking here.

 

Texas Facts & Figures 2008

Texas Facts & Figures 2008
This book serves as a sourcebook for planning and implementing programs for cancer prevention and control in Texas and is utilized by health professionals, policy-makers and advocates, the media, and the lay public. It is available in an easy-to-read printed and electronic format.

Copies of this document are available through American Cancer Society, High Plains Division at 512/919-1800 or access through the Web by clicking here.

 

F&F PowerPoint

Texas Facts & Figures 2008: PowerPoint Presentation. A 73-slide PowerPoint (approx 30Mb) deck that provides an overview of the burden of cancer in our state including prevalence counts, incidence and mortality rates, cancer trends, demographic and other risk factor information, and what can be done to ease the burden on the people of Texas. It is primarily intended for use by health professionals.

A limited number of CDs are available though American Cancer Society, High Plains Division at 512/919-1800 or it can be accessed via a zip file through the Web by clicking here.

 

Annual Report 2008

 

Texas PAIN Annual Report 2008: highlighting progress, successes and challenges in 2007-08.

Copies of this document are available electronically by clicking here.

The Politics of Pain

Texas Pain Summit: Report 2006-2007
This document was developed by the Texas Pain Advocacy and Information Network and includes an historical perspective on pain management in Texas and a background on the prevalence of pain through disease processes and vulnerable populations. The document also includes a description of pain assessment; treatment and barriers to treatment; and consequences of unrelieved pain, diversion and abuse issues. Also included are current policies and statutes, a comparison of state pain policies across the nation and a detailed five-year Texas Action Plan to Relieve Pain.

Copies of the Report are available from American Cancer Society, High Plains Division at 512/919-1800 or access through the Web by clicking here.

 

When Your Body Hurts

When Your Body Hurts…Fears, Myths & the Truth About Pain.

This PPT presentation is formatted into a 35 slide deck that includes a simple overview of pain, scope of the problem, causes and barriers, assessment and treatment concepts, consequences of unrelieved pain and sources of qualified pain management resources. It is intended for use with lay audiences and includes speaker notes for presentation aid purposes.

Copies of this document are available electronically by clicking here.

 

Your Pain Treatment Bill of Rights

 

Your Pain Treatment Bill of Rights

This brochure is a resource of the Texas Pain Advocacy and Information Network (TxPAIN) and was produced by the American Cancer Society, High Plains Divisions, Inc. We gratefully acknowledge the time and literary gifts of Anne K. Moore, LMSW, for her contribution to this work.

Copies of this document are available electronically by clicking here.

 

University of Wisconsin Pain & Policy Studies Group (PPSG):

These resources are part of the PPSG’s continuing pain and public policy research program. These two reports are important tools that can be used by government and non-government organizations, as well as policy-makers, healthcare professionals, and advocates to understand the policies in their state that reinforce the right to pain management, or that can hinder patient access to effective treatment.

Visit the PPSG website at www.painpolicy.wisc.edu to view or download these reports, as well as a national press release, Frequently Asked Questions, and a summary of grade changes,

These reports are supported by grants from the American Cancer Society and Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and through a cooperative agreement with the Lance Armstrong Foundation.

 

Achieving Balance in Federal and State Pain Policy: A Guide to Evaluation (Fifth edition)

 

(PPSG) Achieving Balance in Federal and State Pain Policy: A Guide to Evaluation (Fifth edition)

The Evaluation Guide is the fifth in a series of evaluations of federal and state pain policies.

Copies of this document are available electronically by clicking here.

 

(PPSG) Achieving Balance in State Pain Policy: A Progress Report Card (Fourth edition)

The Progress Report Card quantifies state pain policies, and tracks progress to promote pain management and reduce policy barriers by comparing 2008 state policy grades with those from 2000, 2003, 2006, and 2007.

Copies of this document are available electronically by clicking here.

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