Pain scales and the opioid crisis

Richard Robbins
2017 Southwest Journal of Pulmonary and Critical Care  
PREFACE This toolkit has been prepared as a resource manual for use by Veterans Health Administration (VHA) managers and staff in implementing the VHA National Pain Management Strategy. More specifically, the toolkit has been designed to promote Pain as the 5 th Vital Sign and to offer guidelines for the completion of comprehensive pain assessments. These are the initial steps in promoting and improving pain management for veterans receiving care within the VHA system. This information is
more » ... ed for reference only and is provided for use in the development of local pain assessment procedures.
doi:10.13175/swjpcc033-17 fatcat:hisx6cgc5vbllbv7voyqdn2caa