ATrain Education

 

Continuing Education for Health Professionals

Michigan: Pain and Symptom Management

Authors:
Lauren Robertson, BA, MPT

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.


Susan Walters Schmid, PhD

Susan Schmid earned BA degrees in History and European Studies from George Mason University, a Master's degree in Public History from Appalachian State University, and a PhD in History from Arizona State University.

In addition to her PhD she earned a Certificate in Scholarly Publishing from ASU. Susan has served as an editor for several scholarly presses. She worked as a desktop publishing specialist for Arizona State University and taught several courses for the History Department as well as "Introduction to Scholarly Publishing" and "Scholarly Editing" for the Scholarly Publishing Program.

 



  • Contact hours:
  • Pharmacotherapy hours: 3
  • Expiration date: June 1, 2020
  • Course price: $29

Course Summary

Newly updated course 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.

ATrain Education, Inc. is an approved provider by the American Occupational Therapy Association. 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

80% or higher on the post test, a completed evaluation form, and payment where required. No partial credit will be awarded.

Conflict of Interest/Commercial Support

Conflict of Interest/Commercial Support

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.

Accreditation Information

Objectives: When you finish this course you will be able to:

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

    Instructions
  • Online
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