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Michigan: Pain and Symptom Management

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   Lauren Robertson, BA, MPT
   Susan Walters Schmid, PhD

Contact hours: 3
Expiration date: June 1, 2022
Course price: $29

*This course has been retired. Please click here for new Michigan Pain 3 unit course.

Course Summary

Covers Michigan’s pain policies plus Joint Commission regulations for pain management. In addition, course includes major categories of pain; common sources of pain; pain assessment; and management in various special populations including children, older adults, and those at the end of life. Describes safe use of opioids for pain management and issues related to the abuse of prescribed opioids including the opioid epidemic.

The following course information applies to occupational therapy professionals:

  • Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, OTAs
  • Instructional Level: Intermediate
  • Content Focus: Category 1—Domain of OT, Client Factors
    Category 2—Occupational Therapy Process, Outcomes

Criteria for Successful Completion

Study the course material, achieve a score of 80% or higher on the post test (the post test can be repeated if a learner scores less than 80%), complete the course evaluation, and pay where required. No partial credit will be awarded.


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Course Objectives

When you finish this course you will be able to:

  1. Describe the prevalence of pain in the United States.
  2. Outline current Michigan State policies and programs related to pain management.
  3. State three differences between acute and chronic pain.
  4. List the five most common sources of pain.
  5. Explain the kinds and use of pain assessment tools.
  6. Compare the Self-Management and Pain Medicine models of pain management, highlighting three main differences between them.
  7. Identify the three components of analgesic pain management.
  8. Define tolerance, dependence, and addiction, and their place in an understanding of the opioid abuse crisis in the United States.