Upon completion of this course, you will better understand the experience of pain, appropriate assessment and interventions for pain, and issues regarding opioid use. Specific learning objectives to address potential knowledge gaps include:
Explain the experience and physiology of pain.
Outline the elements of a comprehensive pain assessment.
Describe pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions and self-management strategies.
Discuss the roles and guidelines for nursing, occupational therapy, and physical therapy in pain management.
Discuss the issues of opioid misuse, abuse, and diversion and drug-seeking behaviors.
PT/PTA-OT/COTA-SLP, RN, MSW, Case Managers, PA