External Pain Resources for Clinicians

Links to organizations that have resources and supports for clinicians working in nursing homes caring for older persons.

Pain Focused Organizations:

American Society for Pain Management Nursing

Center to Advance Palliative Care: Pain Management

International Association for the Study of Pain

Pain EDU: National Initiatives on Pain Control

Observing and Talking about Pain Behaviors (An online workshop for family members of persons with dementia)

Geriatric Focused Organizations:

American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordinators (AANAC)

American Geriatrics Society (AGS)

American Health Care Association (AHCA)

American Medical Directors Association (AMDA)

AO Trauma Orthogeriatrics App (mobile app with a decision tree for assessing and managing geriatric post-surgical pain) [Google Play] [iTunes App]

Barbara and Richard Csomay Center for Gerontological Excellence

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA) (formerly NCGNP)

Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association

Leading Age

Memory Care: Resources for Veterans

National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care (NADONA)

National Nursing Home Quality Improvement Campaign (NNHQI) (formerly Advancing Excellence in America's Nursing Homes)

The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing (NIGN)

The Society For Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine