Taking the Pain Out of Treating Chronic Pain. Rhonda Feldman, MHS, MSS, PA-C Associate Academic Coordinator University of New England Physician Assistant Program. Essentials of Treating Pain – and Keeping Your Sanity. Provider Responsibility. Patient Responsibility.
Taking the Pain Out of Treating Chronic Pain
Rhonda Feldman, MHS, MSS, PA-C
Associate Academic Coordinator
University of New England Physician Assistant Program
Willingness to approach pain management from a multi-focal plan
Compliance with agreed upon treatment plan
Consequence of non-compliance
Woolf, Clifford J., Pain, March 2011; 152(3 suppl)
(Gatchel, et. al.)
Is there a past trauma, injury?
Does the amount of pain reported exceed what could reasonably be expected?
Specific use of opioids – refer to pain clinic – often best managed via pump directly to spine
What type: Frequency: x/week
**Compliance statement (with consequences for failure)