Michigan: Pain and Its Management

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Michigan: Pain and Its Management—Course Summary

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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.

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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Conflict of Interest / Commercial Support Disclosure

The planners and authors of this learning activity have declared no conflicts of interest, vested interest, or financial relationship that may influence the content of this activity. All information is provided fairly and without bias.

ATrain Education, Inc. received no outside financial or commercial support in the preparation, presentation, or implementation of this learning activity and has no affiliation with any company whose products or services are mentioned in this activity.

Target Audience

Nurses, nurse practitioners, advanced practice nurses, physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants*.

AOTA Approved Provider Logo 2023 ATrain Education is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Approved provider #6558. This distance learning-independent is offered at 0.3 CEUs, introductory, Foundational Knowledge. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

Learning 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.

*Please note: attainment of course objectives will be assessed in the course evaluation.

Course summary
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  • 3.00 Contact hours
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Lauren Robertson, BA, MPT
Susan Walters Schmid, PhD


ATrain Education is an AOTA Approved Provider for continuing education (#6558), the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy, and the Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy.

Available Credit

  • 3.00 Contact hours


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