Colleen Hall

Colleen Hall

Colleen Hall is the digital content editor for Clinical Pain Advisor. She has worked in medical publishing for 14 years and has won numerous awards for her medical writing.

Most Recent Articles by Colleen Hall

Brain or Body: Which Treatments Work Best for Patients With Pain?

Brain or Body: Which Treatments Work Best for Patients With Pain?

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Numerous pain medications are available, presenting a challenge for clinicians to determine which one is best for a particular patient.

Safe Opioid Prescribing Practices:  Knowing When to Prescribe, Taper, or Discontinue

Safe Opioid Prescribing Practices: Knowing When to Prescribe, Taper, or Discontinue

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Counseling is key to safe and effective opioid use and storage.

Naloxone Prescriptions: When Are They Appropriate?

Naloxone Prescriptions: When Are They Appropriate?

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The Risk Index for Overdose or Serious Opioid-Induced Respiratory Depression (RIOSORD) is a validated tool that can help clinicians quantify a patient's risk of overdose.

ED Pain Assessment Tool Needed

ED Pain Assessment Tool Needed

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ED physicians should consider a patient's subjective pain assessment by specifically asking how pain is affecting function, and then adjust treatment approaches based on a physical examination.

Assessing Patient Expectations of Pain May Help Guide Treatment Decisions

Assessing Patient Expectations of Pain May Help Guide Treatment Decisions

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Setting patient expectations of early pain relief may help influence treatment outcomes.

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