Abstract| Volume 23, ISSUE 3, PB12, March 2022

Download started.


Implementation of Interprofessional, Multimodal Non-pharmacological Pain Management at the Community Living Center

      Based on the CDC’s 2019 National Health Interview Survey, veterans are more likely to experience chronic pain than the general population (31.5% compared to 20.1%). Chronic pain negatively affects residents’ balance, mobility, sleep, mood, social functions, and health-related quality of life. Evidence supports a multidisciplinary approach including restorative therapies, interventional procedures, behavioral health approaches, and complementary and integrative health approaches to managing chronic pain and recommends non-opioid therapy as first-line treatment for chronic pain in most situations. However, there is substantial use of opioids for chronic pain in our Community Living Center (CLC), a post-acute and long-term care facility for veterans. For example, in February 2021, the CLC administered 506 doses of “as-needed” opioids to 21 veterans with chronic pain.
      To read this article in full you will need to make a payment

      Purchase one-time access:

      Academic & Personal: 24 hour online accessCorporate R&D Professionals: 24 hour online access
      One-time access price info
      • For academic or personal research use, select 'Academic and Personal'
      • For corporate R&D use, select 'Corporate R&D Professionals'


      Subscribe to Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
      Already a print subscriber? Claim online access
      Already an online subscriber? Sign in
      Institutional Access: Sign in to ScienceDirect

      Linked Article

      • Erratum
        Journal of the American Medical Directors AssociationVol. 23Issue 8
        • Preview
          In the March 2022 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Director's Association (Volume 23, Issue 3, page B12), the Myer et al poster abstract was not printed in its entirety. Some authors' names were omitted. The complete list of authors is as follows:
        • Full-Text
        • PDF