Module 3: Assessment
Acute pain: Need for opioid therapy
An excellent resource to review that outlines assessment and acute pain is the document, Acute Pain Management: Scientific Evidence Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists and Faculty of Pain Medicine. This resource provides information on guidelines for the assessment and treatment of acute pain. Recommendations include a comprehensive assessment, addiction-risk screening, and urine drug screening.
A summary of peer-reviewed evidence supporting the recommendations is also available.
- Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists and Faculty of Pain Medicine. (2015). Acute Pain Management: Scientific Evidence (4th ed.). Retrieved from http://fpm.anzca.edu.au/documents/fpm-apmse4-final-20160426-v1-0.pdf