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Oregon: Pain, Healthcare's Persistent Challenge, 6 units

Oregon: Pain, Healthcare's Persistent Challenge, 6 units

Oregon: Pain, Healthcare's Persistent Challenge, 6 units

Lauren Robertson, BA, MPT
Lauren Robertson, BA, MPT
on behalf of ATrain Education

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Launch date: 23 Mar 2017
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Last updated: 04 Apr 2017

Reference: 175553

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Description

Outlines efforts to improve pain management policies, procedures, and healthcare professional education in Oregon. Covers both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment of pain and discusses the reasons for the startling increase in use, misuse, and abuse of prescription opioids. Describes pain management in special populations and offers effective tools for assessing and documenting pain. Describes common rehabilitation therapy treatments for pain, including manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, and ultrasound, among others. Describes common integrative and alternative pain management techniques, including mediation, acupuncture, and yoga, among others. Describes barriers to effective pain management policies and procedures in healthcare organizations.

Objectives

Objectives
Explain the original medical use of heroin.

Describe three patient populations that experience undertreatment of pain.

Define government’s two major responsibilities under the Central Principle of Balance.

Discuss the purpose of Oregon’s prescription drug monitoring program.

Explain three physiologic effects of unrelieved pain.

Define acute pain, chronic pain, and complex regional pain syndrome.

Compare and contrast two overall approaches to pain management.

List five common pain conditions.

Explain one over-reaching issue encountered in the treatment of pain in special populations.

State three practices that all healthcare professionals are encouraged to use in the assessment of pain.

Explain how depression and anxiety are related to chronic pain.

Identify three commonly used pharmacologic components of non-opioid analgesic pain management.

Define prescription drug abuse, tolerance, dependence, and addiction.

List three patient populations that have experienced large increases in prescription opioid overdose deaths in recent years.

Summarize three approaches to curbing prescription opioid abuse.

Identify three traditional, non-pharmacologic treatments that have been shown to be effective in the treatment of pain.

Describe three complementary or integrative approaches that have been shown to be effective in the treatment of pain.

Discuss three barriers to the effective management of pain in the healthcare system.
Lauren Robertson, BA, MPT

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Lauren Robertson, BA, MPT
on behalf of ATrain Education

Lauren Robertson earned a BA in Biology from Mills College in Oakland, California, and a Master's degree in Physical Therapy from the University of California at San Francisco. Lauren is the founder and co-owner of ATrain Education (atrainceu.com) and she has written or co-written more than two hundred courses on a wide range of topics for her continuing education website. She is certified as a trainer on Alzheimer's disease and related dementias by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs

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This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • 6.00 Hours

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