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Presenting Pain Learning Tools

Children very often present to the emergency department with pain; in fact 50-80% of children have pain as a component of their chief complaint. Our job in the emergency department includes the appropriate assessment and treatment of their pain, while determining the source of their symptoms, and its management. Further, when these children go home from the emergency department, they require direction on how best to manage the continued pain.

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Website: Pain Assessment and Management Initiative (PAMI)

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Pain Assessment and Management Initiative (PAMI) is an e-Learning and patient safety educational project funded through a grant by the Florida Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Association. The overall goal of PAMI is to improve the safety of patients of all ages by developing tools and learning modules for health care providers to recognize, assess, and manage acute and chronic pain in acute care settings such as the Emergency Department. The tools and resources developed are designed to be used, adapted and implemented by any health care facility or agency based on their specific needs. The PAMI site also includes pain related resourcesapps/podcasts and learning modules. PAMI learning modules and materials are developed by a state and national expert panel and are multidisciplinary, targeting physicians, nurses, PAs, pharmacists, paramedics, hospital patient safety officers, risk managers and other providers.