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Tools and Resources

Resources to Help You Manage Chronic Pain Patients Receiving Opioid Therapy

Patient Assessment Tools

Links to the Brief Pain Inventory (BPI), Opioid Risk Tool (ORT), and Patient Health Questionnaire 4 (PHQ-4).

Universal Precautions Implementation Tool

Serves as a reminder of the key components of the 4-step process of applying universal precautions for patients being considered for or receiving opioid therapy for chronic pain, and provides suggestions for discussing universal precautions with patients.

Guidelines and Templates

Treatment guidelines and treatment agreement templates that may help you manage patients with chronic pain who are candidates for or are receiving opioid therapy.


A review of key terms relating to the appropriate use of prescription opioids, the application of universal precautions when prescribing, and aberrant behavior with prescription opioids.