By Stacie Levine MD

Pain control and management teaches learners how to use pain intensity scales at bedside with older adult patients; recognize pain in persons with dementia; use the WHO 3-step ladder for pain management; use the opiate conversion table; and manage side effects from opiates.  Teaching materials include a 45 minute slide presentation with speaker's notes; bedside teaching triggers on assessing pain, opiate conversions, and treating pain; a pocket teaching card; references; and a sample session evaluation form.  For a comprehensive explanation of CHAMP, please refer to the CHAMP Overview and User's Guide.

Mini-CHAMP offers a Listen and View series on clinical care issues on core geriatric concepts for  hospitalists. "Pain Assessment" was piloted at the University of Chicago as part of the hospitalists' grand round series in 2009. Dr. Levine presented "Optimizing Pain Control" at the Univeristy of Chicago's conference "Advances at the Forefront: Translational Medicine at the Bedside" in Napa, CA, August 2007.



  #1: Treatment of Pain in Persons with History of Addiction

  #2: Addressing Myths and Concerns, and Managing Side Effects of Opioid Medications

  #3: Assessment and Treatment of Neuropathic Pain