Category Archives: Pain Management

PAIN BC: Assessment Tools and Clinical Guidelines

What you will find here:  PAIN BC assessment tools and clinical guidelines for heath care professionals.

Assessment Tools & Clinical Guidelines

Assessment Tools Pain assessment tools are in the public domain and are available to all health care providers to assist them in better understanding the impact of pain on a person. Single-dimensional pain scales Single-dimensional scales only measure pain intensity and are useful in acute pain when the etiology is clear.

American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA)

What you will find here: The ASRA’s mission is to advance the science and practice of regional anesthesia and pain medicine to improve patient outcomes through research, education, and advocacy.


ASRA Connect Community Find • Ask • Share • ConnectJust for members! Membership Join, renew, learn about benefits, and get answers to your questions. Special Interest Groups SIGs foster collaboration and networking among people with similar interests. Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Member access (requires login) Nonmembers, view open-access content here.

The Canadian Pain Society

What you will find here: The Canadian Pain Society aims to foster and encourage research on pain mechanisms and pain syndromes and to help improve the management of patients with acute and chronic pain by bringing together the basic scientists and health professionals of various disciplines and backgrounds who have an interest in pain research and management.

Canadian Pain Society

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PAIN BC: Resources for Health Professionals

What you will find here: Recommended pain management resources for health care professionals.


The Alzheimer’s Society Ontario has developed this useful pamphlet to help those caring for people with dementia recognize the signs of pain. Because people living with dementia struggle to express pain in typical ways, they may be living with untreated pain and this can be a problem particularly for those in the later stages of dementia who may have issues communicating.