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Pain Assessment and Management Initiative (PAMI): A Patient Safety Project


PAMI is a free access online educational and patient safety project. The goal of PAMI is to improve pain recognition, assessment and management in patients of all ages, including special populations. PAMI products are multidisciplinary and can be used by hospitals, EDs, clinics, and other providers. Resources and tools are designed to be used or adapted by any health care facility, school or agency. Collaborators include Florida College of Emergency Physicians, Florida Hospital Association, Society for Pediatric Sedation, and other state and national organizations.

PAMI aims to:

1. Develop a state and national multidisciplinary expert panel who will create a toolkit targeting physicians, nurses, physician assistant, pharmacists, paramedics, hospital patient safety officers, risk managers and other providers;

2. Create a website where the toolkit, educational modules and resources will be housed in an openā€source learning platform offering no cost continuing education credits; and

3. Disseminate website, resources and toolkit to facilitate patient safety and reduce risk in Florida and nationally.

PAMI learning modules include:

Introduction to PAMI and Basic Principles of Pain Management
Patient Safety, Risk, Legal and Transitions of Care--COMING SOON!
Acute Pain Management in the Emergency and Acute Care Settings
Pre-hospital and EMS Management of Pain
Procedural Sedation and Analgesia (PSA) in Adults and Children
Pediatric Pain in Acute Care Settings
Pharmacologic Treatment of Pain in the ED
Nonpharmacologic Pain Management for Adults and Children

For PAMI and general inquiries:
University of Florida Health Science Center/Jacksonville
Department of Emergency Medicine Division of Research
655 West 8th Street
Jacksonville, FL 32209

Funding is provided by Florida Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Association (FMMJUA)

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Breaking Pain Related News

May 31, 2017 National Institutes of Health: All Scientific Hands on Deck to End the Opioid Crisis

May 29, 2017 Pain Medicine News: The Painful Truth New documentary gives voice to chronic pain patients

March 21, 2017 JAMA: History of The Joint Commission’s Pain Standards  



VIDEOs: Pain Week--Expert Opinion

Drs. Hendry and Sheikh, principle and sub-investigators for PAMI and both of whom work in emergency medicine, discuss pain as the 5th vital sign, what has changed and what needs to change in the ED.

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