Pain Communication Tools
Use these tools and resources to help you communicate information about pain assessment, pain symptoms, and pain treatment recommendations.
Pain Management Communication Tool - A form nurses can use to communicate to prescribers about an individual's specific pain issues, including pain assessment, symptoms and treatment. When a copy is made for the medical chart, the form serves as documentation for charting purposes and can double as an order form when returned by the prescriber with new orders.
Pain Flow Sheet - Cognitively Intact - Flow Sheet to document pain assessment and treatment information for a cognitively intact individual.
Pain Flow Sheet - Cognitively Impaired - Flow Sheet to document pain assessment and treatment information for a cognitively impaired individual.
Family Caregiver Toolkit: Pain and Dementia - This toolkit was designed by experts at Iowa and Weill Cornell Medicine to help family caregivers cope with the stress and challenges experienced while taking care of loved ones with pain and dementia. Inside, the toolkit provides training for individuals on how to identify pain in dementia and communicate key information to their family member's care providers.