Pain Management - Professionals
The Community Principles of Pain Management (CPPM) were developed by the CPPM Specialty Advisory Group (SAG) initially in 2002, and are reviewed and approved every other year by the SAG. The CPPM were approved by the Quality Management Committee (QMC) in May 2012, with the next revision scheduled for May 2014.
Guideline & Professional Tools
2012 Complete Community Principles of Pain Management (CPPM)
Community Principles of Pain Management
Bedside Nursing Assessment
Additional Resources for Professionals
Pain as a 5th Vital Sign – Fax Referral Form
Tools, Resources & Support for Patients and Families
Initial community outcome measures from 2002 include:
- Reduction in utilization of meperedine and propoxyphene
- Appropriate utilization of opioids and acetaminophen combination analgesics
Since 2004 the focus of the Community Principles of Pain Management (CPPM) has been on appropriate opioid utilization.
Healthcare and Community Collaboration: A Health Plan Model to Improve End-of-life Care
presented at World Congress Care Coordination Conference 10/24/06 [pdf]
Special thanks to the Specialty Advisory Group (SAG), 2012.