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Interprofessional Guide to Pain Management - PT60227

Interprofessional Guide to Pain Management

by Paul Arnstein, RN, PhD, FAAN
PT60227
(4.4 / 398 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (3.00 Hour(s))

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Summary:

Pain is experienced by almost all patients regardless of age or sex. Virtually all health professionals help patients who are experiencing pain, and physicians, nurses, therapists, psychologists, pharmacists and social workers can specialize in pain management. Thus, no single discipline completely understands pain, and how or why it manifests in individual patients. To provide comprehensive team-based care, professionals must understand the limits of their own expertise, while gaining insight from and an appreciation for that of other disciplines. This requires health professionals to collaborate to better assess, understand and manage patients with complex pain. By working together for the common goal of developing an effective, safe, comprehensive patient-centered treatment plan, patients with pain who don’t respond to usual treatments can have more positive outcomes.

Objectives:

The goal of this interprofessional pain management continuing education program is to ensure that health professionals, regardless of discipline, appreciate the potential complexities of pain and their duty to assess pain, and to work together as a patient-centered team to better understand and relieve pain. It will lay the foundation for personalized pain treatment by guiding the professional to conduct an accurate pain assessment; provide an overview of best practice for developing a pain treatment plan, taking into account varying pain characteristics, factors that affect pain and the importance of a team-based approach; provide an evidence-based, balanced update on safe effective analgesia; and to ensure that healthcare professionals, regardless of discipline, appreciate the potential variety of nondrug options available to treat pain. It also describes a best-practice approach of refining a pain treatment plan that has failed to meet a patient’s comfort needs. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe the harms of uncontrolled pain, including the development of chronic pain
  • Delineate the patient’s right to have pain assessed and managed to the extent possible given the scope of services provided
  • List three roles and responsibilities of the IP team to provide ethical treatment of pain
  • Explain why pain assessment is essential for safe, effective treatment of pain
  • List different types of pain based on nature, location, duration and intensity
  • Determine the best pain assessment tool capable of quantifying the amount of pain experienced based on the patient’s age and ability to communicate
  • Compare and contrast the appropriateness of selecting validated one-dimensional versus multidimensional methods to assess pain for particular settings and populations
  • Describe how pre-administration pain assessment differs from reassessment of pain after an analgesic is given
  • Describe a collaborative care approach to developing a pain treatment plan based on evidence-based guidelines given the specific type of pain
  • Select appropriate therapies based on individual risk factors and comorbidities
  • Refine treatment plans in patients with complex needs based on responses, coping methods, values and shared goals
  • Discuss the principles of safe, effective use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and adjuvant pain relievers
  • Describe the mechanism of action of at least three classes of adjuvant pain relievers
  • List three principles of safe, effective use of opioid analgesics, including required vigilant monitoring
  • Identify at least three nondrug pain relief options that can be integrated into current practice and three available by referral
  • Distinguish the mechanisms by which physical modalities differ from cognitive-behavioral methods of controlling pain
  • Describe how multimodal therapy using an IP team-based approach best reduces pain and improves function
  • Refine treatment plans for patients with complex needs
  • Describe triggers to expanding the treatment team and modalities used to refine the treatment plan
  • Identify goals used to determine the safety and efficacy of a pain treatment plan
 

 
Paul Arnstein, PhD, RN, FAAN, clinical nurse specialist for pain relief, discloses that he receives consulting fees as a member of the clinical advisory board and consultant panels for AstraZeneca, Janssen, Purdue Pharma, Hospira (now part of Pfizer), and Mallinckrodt.
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, audiologists, imaging and radiation therapists, massage therapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists, physical therapists, respiratory therapists, and speech-language pathologists.
 
Physical therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at ContinuingEducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
 
OnCourse Learning is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of continuing education for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from 10/21/09 to 10/20/21.
 
This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider GED012010TPTA2012004 for 01/01/2010 to 01/31/2013; 1601004 for 02/01/2013 to 01/31/2016; and 1902004TX for 02/01/2016 to 01/31/2019 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
 
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California.
 
OnCourse Learning is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000275) with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from July 2013 through September 30, 2018.
 
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 16S1299 for 05/16/16 to 05/16/17; 17S5479 for 05/17/17 to 05/17/18); the Florida Physical Therapy Association (approval no. CE16-27399 for 01/01/16 to 12/31/16; CE17-526331 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/17; CE18-526331 for 01/01/18 to 12/31/18); the Tennessee Physical Therapy Association for Class 1 Continuing Education Requirement (approval no. 2016-110 for 03/15/16 to 03/14/17; 2017-099 for 03/15/17 to 03/14/18; 2018-055 for 3/15/18 to 3/14/19); the Pennsylvania Board of Physical Therapy (approval no. PTCE009784 for 09/11/16 to 12/31/16, PTCE010182 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/18); and the New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (approval no. 2016-869 for 02/01/16 to 01/31/18). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the Florida Physical Therapy Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
 
This course has been approved by the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 08/01/16 to 08/01/20 and by the Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 10/05/16 to 07/31/18.
 
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.

Course Originally Released on: 1/12/2016
Date of Most Recent Review: 1/12/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 1/12/2019

 

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Amanda B - Haskell, TX  ·  Nov 16, 2018
Very educational and beneficial for all professions
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Kevin A - Austin, TX  ·  Nov 15, 2018
great course will take again
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Shannon A - Philadelphia , PA  ·  Nov 13, 2018
Good information. Really like the ID approach to pain
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AMANDA N - Reading, PA  ·  Nov 11, 2018
This was an extremely helpful course on pain management. It was very useful to get more insight into what/why physicians are choosing what they do for pain management for our pts.
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Leonard B - Philadelphia , PA  ·  Nov 09, 2018
this course was very informative
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