Oregon: Pain and Its Management
This course meets the requirement for a 6-unit course in pain and pain management mandated by Oregon’s Senate Bill 885.
- Contact hours: 6
- Pharmacotherapy hours: 3
- Expiration date: August 1, 2014
- Course price: $45
Outlines efforts of the Oregon Pain Management Commission to improve pain management in the state of Oregon. Strategies include both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment of pain. Covers ethical and legal issues as well as those of special populations and offers effective tools for assessing and documenting pain.
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
Objectives: When you finish this course you will be able to:
- Discuss the experience and treatment of pain in terms of the Central Principle of Balance and current issues in pain treatment policy.
- Spell out the Joint Commission regulations and the efforts of the Oregon Pain Management Commission to improve pain management practices.
- Distinguish among acute pain, chronic pain, and chronic pain syndrome.
- Explain the physiology of pain and trace its pathways in the nervous system.
- Describe common sources of pain, including low back pain, post surgical pain, cancer pain, and arthritis.
- Outline effective tools for the assessment and documentation of pain.
- Identify the main principles of analgesic pain management.
- Explain the role of opioids in pain management and address the reluctance of healthcare professionals to prescribe them in light of their history of abuse.
- Describe psychosocial aspects of pain management including the role of the caregiver.
- Summarize pain management in special populations, including children, adolescents, older adults, and those at the end of life.
- List common cognitive and physical modalities used in the nondrug treatment of pain.