practice guidelines

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American Geriatrics Society guidelines on pharmacological management of persistant pain in older persons
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Searchable Alternative Medicine data base that provides the following information on many common conditions and symptoms: Introduction, Treatment Approaches, Conditions, Herbs, and Supplements
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Clinical guidelines for treatment of low back pain "Linked to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health from the Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association." Published in 2012.
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Educational program for TIRF Opioids REMS
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Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT)

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The 10-question Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) was developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) specifically for primary care settings as a screen for detecting at-risk or hazardous drinking. A shorter version of the AUDIT also is used in primary care and consists of the first 3 questions of the AUDIT.

1. How often do you have a drink containing alcohol?
___ never (0 point)
___ less than monthly / monthly (1 point)
___ 2-4 times/month (2 points)
___ 2-3 times/week (3 points)

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Tobacco Cessation Progress Form

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Tobacco Cessation Progress Form

The following is a form used to chart a patient's stags in tobacco cessation:

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ASAM Patient Placement Criteria

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The ASAM Patient Placement Criteria for the Treatment of Substance-Related Disorders, Second Edition-Revised (Mee-Lee et al., 2001) lists the 5 basic levels of care available for adult substance users. These levels of care range from Early Intervention (for at-risk individuals) to Medically Managed Intensive Inpatient Treatment (for patients with severe disorders who require around-the-clock care). The Patient Placement Criteria classifies opioid maintenance therapy as a Level I treatment since it is most often conducted in outpatient settings.

According to the Patient Placement Criteria, the following 6 patient dimensions should be considered when formulating a treatment plan (Mee-Lee et al., 2001):

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The Federation of State Medical Boards guidelines to state boards for developing their own policy on use of opioid analgesics in treating chronic pain.
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Contains information on AMA policies, and a PolicyFinder tool where you can search and read AMA policies.
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American Medical Association (AMA)
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