Neurology - Psychiatry

Understanding Pain Management

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Understanding Pain Management

Understanding Pain Management
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Course Length:

  • 60 minutes of seat time

Language:

  • English

Course Features:

  • Audio narration
  • Animations
  • Progress checks
  • Pop quizzes
  • Final assessment

Target Audience:

  • Medical professionals
  • Medical students
  • Pharmaceutical representatives
  • Nurses

Description:

This learning program is designed to introduce you to the management of pain. Pain is a broad term used to describe an experience that everyone can relate to and that is the most common reason for patients to seek medical attention. Pain is a complex phenomenon, and pain perception can differ widely among individuals. The Understanding Pain Management program describes how pain is assessed and managed in the clinical setting. It explains commonly used pain measurement tools and lists pharmacological treatment options, including different analgesic therapies.

Upon completion of this learning program, you will be able to:

  • Describe how health care professionals evaluate the cause, severity, and nature of pain.
  • List commonly used tools that evaluate pain.
  • List issues surrounding the clinical management of pain.
  • Describe the mechanism of action, clinical use, and safety profile of the 3 drug classes commonly used to treat pain.
  1. WELCOME
    1. DISCLAIMER
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  2. CLINICAL ASSESSMENT OF PAIN
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. PATIENT HISTORY
    3. POP QUIZ
    4. CHARACTERIZING PAIN
    5. PROGRESS CHECK
    6. SECTION SUMMARY
  3. PAIN ASSESSMENT TOOLS AND SCALES
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. ONE-DIMENSIONAL PAIN INTENSITY SCALES
    3. POP QUIZ
    4. MULTIDIMENSIONAL PAIN ASSESSMENT TOOLS
    5. ASSESSING PAIN IN PATIENTS WITH COMMUNICATION DIFFICULTIES
    6. ASSESSING PERIOPERATIVE PAIN
    7. ASSESSING SEDATION IN ICU PATIENTS
    8. PROGRESS CHECK
    9. SECTION SUMMARY
  4. PAIN MANAGEMENT
    1. CLINICAL APPROACHES
    2. PROGRESS CHECK
    3. SECTION SUMMARY
  5. PHARMACOLOGICAL TREATMENT
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. POP QUIZ
    3. NON-OPIOID ANALGESICS
      1. Mechanism of Action of NSAIDs
      2. Mechanism of Action of Acetaminophen
      3. Clinical Use of Non-opioid Analgesics
      4. Safety Profile of Non-opioid Analgesics
    4. OPIOID ANALGESICS
      1. Mechanism of Action of Opioid Analgesics
      2. Clinical Use of Opioid Analgesics
      3. Safety Profile
    5. POP QUIZ
    6. CO-ANALGESICS
      1. Mechanisms of Action
      2. Clinical Use of Antiepileptics, Antidepressants, and Corticosteroids
      3. Clinical Use of Local Anesthetics
      4. Safety Profile
    7. PROGRESS CHECK
    8. SECTION SUMMARY
  6. TEST YOUR ACQUIRED KNOWLEDGE
    1. SUMMARY
    2. FINAL ASSESSMENT
  7. END OF PROGRAM
  8. GLOSSARY
  9. REFERENCES



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