A demonstration of the Pain Assessment Screening Tool and Outcomes Registry (PASTOR) is now available for anyone interested on our website.
DVCIPM, in collaboration with clinicians from the Military Health System and Veterans Health Administration, developed a series of pain management educational videos targeting the most common issues facing Providers and Patients. These Videos are intended to augment the Joint Pain Education Project (JPEP), which was tasked to develop a common DoD/VA pain management curriculum for primary care providers.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) released the National Pain Strategy (NPS) in March 2016. The NPS outlines the federal government’s first coordinated plan for reducing the burden of chronic pain that affects millions of Americans. Developed by a diverse team of experts from around the nation, the National Pain Strategy is a roadmap toward achieving a system of care in which all people receive appropriate, high quality and evidence-based care for pain.
We value the input health care providers using the DVPRS provide to us about their experiences with this resource. If you have used this tool in your practice we ask you to please take a moment to complete our quick online survey.
The Defense and Veterans Pain Rating Scale (DVPRS) was featured on the cover of Pain Medicine in August 2016. Inside this issue, DVCIPM researchers published the study: Psychometric Testing of the Defense and Veterans Pain Rating Scale (DVPRS); A New Pain Scale for Military Population.
USUHS Professor LTG (Ret) Eric Schoomaker, MD, PhD and DVCIPM Program Director COL (Ret) Chester "Trip" Buckenmaier, MD recently conducted a Facebook Live Q&A on mind and body approaches and military personnel and their families. Check out the video of the discussion at the NIH's Complementary and Integrative Health Facebook Page. #NCCIHMilitaryHealth
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To leverage the best available evidence, clinical expertise, and collaboration to develop and communicate recommendations in support of DoD pain management practice, education, and research.
DVCIPM fosters the development of innovative pain treatments. Our goal is to advance resources that will aid the diagnosis and treatment of pain, and make them readily available to the Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Marine, and Veteran.
DVCIPM collaborates with clinicians, researchers, and subject matter experts across DoD, VA, and civilian medicine to develop and disseminate pain management education and training content.
DVCIPM conducts research on pain management, treatment, tracking and impact.