Health Care Provider Resources

The Pain Society of Alberta offers health care providers education, pain management tools, and skills they need to improve the lives of people living with pain.  This is a repository of information only.
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The Pain Society of Alberta does not provide any medical advice.  If you are seeking medical support, please contact your family physician or Health Link at 811. 

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INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF PAIN
The IASP brings together scientists, clinicians, health-care providers, and policymakers to stimulate and support the study of pain and translate that knowledge into improved pain relief worldwide.  
 
The Pain Society is grateful for the opportunity to share these resources with their permission.
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CANADIAN PAIN SOCIETY 
The Canadian Pain Society seeks to reduce the burden of pain and improve the health of Canadians.
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CANADIAN PAIN TASK FORCE: OCTOBER 2020 REPORT
Working together to better understand, prevent and, manage chronic pain.

Pain Assessment

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CHRONIC PAIN TOOLKIT FOR PHYSIOTHERAPISTS
Provide physiotherapists with fundamental information and resources to guide their recognition, assessment, and management of people who live with pain.
ASSESSMENT TOOLS & CLINICAL GUIDELINES
Available to all health care providers to assist them to better understand the impact of pain on a person.
ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF PAIN
Registered Nurses Association of Ontario.
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PAIN TOOLKIT
Learn how to support patients who live with persistent pain.

Pain Management

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6 PILLARS OF PAIN MANAGEMENT
Created by the McLeod River PCN.
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ACFP PEER RESOURCES
An award-winning Evidence & CPD program that aims to inspire and equip clinicians to use the best evidence for shared-informed decision making with their patients.
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PRACTICE RESOURCES
Developed by the Society of Alberta Occupational Therapists.
PAIN BC RECOMMENDED RESOURCES
Education and self-management resources for Health Care Professionals.
ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF PAIN
Registered Nurses Association of Ontario.
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EVIDENCE BUNDLES
Evidence on the management of pain - Updated Regularly.
PAIN-ED

Curated articles aimed at bridging the gap between the science and clinical practice in musculoskeletal pain.

Opioid Use 

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OPIOID DEPENDENCY PROGRAM
Information for health professionals dealing with opioid dependency.
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OPIOID DEPRESCRIBING PROGRAM
Voluntary outpatient program for patients living with chronic pain, struggling to discontinue chronic opioid therapy.
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SUBOXONE INDUCTION DOCUMENT
Suboxone Home Induction: Prescription Opioids & Chronic Pain.
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MY PAIN MY WAY
Developed by the Society of Alberta Occupational Therapists.
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ACFP OPIOID RESPONSE RESOURCES
The ACFP, AMA, AHS, and Zone PCNs, together with Alberta Health, were aligned to lead this essential work through the Primary Health Care Opioid Response Initiative.
CANADIAN GUIDELINE FOR OPIOIDS FOR NON-CANCER PAIN
Michael G. DeGroote National Pain Centre
OPIOID USE PLAYLIST
Alberta Health Services and Mental Health eLearning sessions dedicated to opioid use disorder treatment and addiction management.
HOW DO I HELP MY PATIENT GET OFF OPIOIDS
Alberta Health Services and Mental Health eLearning sessions dedicated to opioid use disorder treatment and addiction management.
OPIOID DEPRESCRIBING & IDENTIFYING OUD IN CHRONIC PAIN
Alberta Health Services and Mental Health eLearning sessions dedicated to opioid use disorder treatment and addiction management.
CHRONIC PAIN ROUGH CUT PLAYLIST
Alberta Health Services and Mental Health eLearning sessions dedicated to opioid use disorder treatment and addiction management.

Education

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PAIN BC PAIN EDUCATION
Evidence-based resources including videos, text-based articles, audio files, and webinars. 
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ONLINE PEDIATRIC PAIN CURRICULUM
The goal of the OPPC is to provide a broad education platform for health-care professionals to learn about pain with clinical, basic science and ethical themes.
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CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION TRAINING
A variety of training, workshops and certifications on different topics and in different formats depending on your needs and time availability.
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RETRAIN PAIN 2021 COURSES
A free pain workbook designed to help therapists and patients deal with injuries and persistent pain.
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NOI COURSE LIST
World-class, dynamic education in pain, neurodynamics and the neuroimmune system for health professionals at the coalface of pain treatment. 

Pediatric Pain

#PAINAB2020 PEDIATRIC PAIN PANEL
Evidence-based education from the Pain Society of Alberta's 14th Annual Conference regarding Pediatric Pain management in Alberta & Beyond.

Headache Migraine

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CANADIAN HEADACHE SOCIETY PUBLISHED GUIDELINES
CHS members published guidelines and articles.
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MIGRAINE CANADA COLLECTION OF  HEADACHE ASSOCIATIONS

A repository of National and International organizations that study headache and migarine.

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GUIDELINE FOR PRIMARY CARE MANAGEMENT IN ADULTS

A clinical review of evidence-informed approaches to diagnosis, investigation, and treatment of headache for patients in primary care.

#PAINAB2020 HEADACHE & MIGRAINE PANEL
Evidence-based education from the Pain Society of Alberta's 14th Annual Conference regarding Headache and Migraine management in Alberta & Beyond.

Support & Advocacy

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ALBERTA TALKS PAIN
Bringing our province together and advocate for a better quality of life for those living with pain. 
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CHRONIC PAIN SUPPORT AND CONNECTIONS
To create a community of support for individuals facing the challenges of chronic pain
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HELP_AB
A patient driven support, education and advocacy group that offers a unique program for patients with chronic pain.  As pain patients ourselves, we get it! We have spent years studying the challenges for patients and for the doctors that treat them.
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LEAPS
An independent peer group that provides support to people who sustain their wellbeing while managing their chronic pain.
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PEOPLE IN PAIN NETWORK
A People in Pain Peer-Led Pain Self-Management Education and Support Group can help you find answers to your questions.
 

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Resources submitted must be science and evidence based, and embrace a biopsychosocial model of care.  Educational and or pain management resources for healthcare providers or patients will be considered, as long as they are not advertisements for products.  

Disclaimer: Please Read Carefully

The Pain Society of Alberta (PSA) does not endorse specific resources or their origin nor does it take responsibility for your clinical outcomes. This is simply a repository for your review. If you wish to extend an evidence-based resource, please fill out the form below. If it is appropriate for this website, it will be posted.

 
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