Pain Management Care Process Models and Clinical Guidelines

Intermountain’s Pain Management Services assists providers in implementing the best practice treatment for patients with pain. Guidelines, care process models, and tools are available to providers for: 

  • Chronic Non-Cancer Pain CPM
  • Low Back Pain CPM
  • Neck CPM
  • Opiate Tapering Guidelines
  • Opioid Prescribing CPM (2017 implementation)
  • Opioid Guidelines for Acute Pain (2017 implementation)
  • Nursing Collaborative Practice Guidelines

Acute Pain Services

Acute Pain Services (APS) is a peri-operative, multi-modal, management service that supports inpatient facilities in some regions. Each team is staffed by anesthesiologists and trained pain management nurses.  The clinical team may also offer staff education and provider consultations for chronic pain patients admitted to the hospital.

Chronic Pain Management

Chronic pain is managed by care givers in outpatient settings including primary care and pain specialists. The chronic pain development team creates tools and guidelines for treatment including: medication management, interventional pain procedures, and other treatments such as physical therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. Patient chronic pain self-management programs are offered throughout the state. Education, including cognitive behavioral therapy, can help patients better manage pain.