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Resource Guide

Interprofessional Team-based Opioid Education

The resource guide below provides links to various national and state-specific resources for Washington State health care providers.

Washington State Opioid Prescribing Requirements

Websites with resources on opioid prescribing and/or opioid use disorder

Guidelines and summary documents

Using appropriate language

Assessment tools
Many of the following assessment tools are available on the Agency Medical Directors’ Group (AMDG) Assessment Tool website:

  • Assessing function and pain
    • PEG (Pain, Enjoyment, General Activity) scale
    • Two Item Graded Chronic Pain Scale
  • Risk of Transitioning to Chronic Pain
    • STarT Back Screening Tool website and instructions
    • Function Recovery Questionnaire (FRQ)
  • Screening for Risk of Opioid Addiction and Substance Abuse
    • DAST-10 (Drug Abuse Screening Test)
    • Opioid Risk Tool (ORT)
    • AUDIT (Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test)
    • Current Opioid Misuse Measure (COMM)
    • CAGE Adapted to Include Drugs (CAGE-AID)
    • Screener and Opioid Assessment for Patients with Pain – Revised (SOAPP-R)
    • DIRE (predicts the efficacy of analgesia and adherence with long-term opioid therapy)
    • Global Appraisal of Individual Needs (GAIN). More information available here.
    • Severity of Dependence Scale (SDS)
  • Screening for Mental Health Disorders
    • PHQ-9 (Patient Health Questionnaire)
    • GAD-7 (Generalized Anxiety Disorder) Questionnaire
    • PC-PTSD (Primary Care Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
  • Patient Tools
    • WA State Labor and Industries’ ‘Patient’s Activity Day’
    • WA State Labor and Industries’ Opioid Treatment Agreement
    • WA State Department of Corrections’ Chronic Pain Management Agreement
  • Helpful summaries of screening tools

Prescription monitoring program (PMP) reports

Morphine Equivalent Dose (MED) Calculation

Aberrant behaviors

Diagnosing Opioid Use Disorder

Prescribing opioids for pain

Complementary/alternative medicine (CAM) options for treatment of pain

Tapering/discontinuing of opioids

Treatment options for opioid use disorder

Referral options for opioid use disorder

Risk Assessment and opioid overdose prevention

Resources for opioid use during pregnancy

Telehealth tips and resources

Communicating with Patients Regarding Substance Use

Resources offering continuing education

Other helpful resources

Interprofessional Opioid Curriculum by Connie Remsberg, Marian Wilson, Barbara Richardson, Dawn DeWitt, and Brenda Bray is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0