COVID-19 handout: A resource to help primary clinics think through how to continue to care for their patients with chronic pain on long-term opioid therapy while maintaining good public health practices during the COVID-19 event.

 

The following pages contain resources to help clinics and practice coaches implement the Six Building Blocks of improving opioid management. The resources are divided into the following three sections.

Resources for Clinics
These are resources to support clinics in implementing each Building Block area. On this page you will find resources such as a model policy, tapering guidelines, and tips for having difficult conversations with chronic opioid therapy patients.

Recommended Assessments
This page contains clinical assessment tools, such as the Opioid Risk Tool assessment and the Pain, Enjoyment, and General Activity assessment. It also includes suggested frequencies for tool usage and relevant articles.

Resources for Practice Facilitators
These resources support the Practice Facilitator through helping clinics implement the Six Building Blocks. The Prepare & Launch Guide, Design & Implement Guide, and Monitor & Sustain Guide walk the Practice Facilitator through the steps of each implementation stage.