Neurology - Psychiatry

Understanding the Physiology of Pain

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Understanding the Physiology of Pain

Understanding the Physiology of Pain
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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 the physiology of pain. Pain is a broad term used to describe an experience that everyone can relate to and is the most common reason that patients seek medical attention. Pain is nevertheless a complex phenomenon. Different forms of pain not only involve distinct receptors and pathways, but can also be modulated by different physiological factors. This program describes the different types of pain and how they are distinguished physiologically. A basic understanding of how pain is sensed, transmitted and perceived, and which aspects of physiology modulate pain is provided.

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

  • Contrast fast-sharp pain with slow-chronic pain.
  • List the 3 types of pain stimuli that activate pain receptors.
  • Compare the 2 pathways for transmission of pain signals.
  • Describe how pain is enhanced or suppressed by pain modulation pathways.
  • Explain how pain is classified.
  1. WELCOME
    1. DISCLAIMER
    2. NAVIGATION INSTRUCTIONS
    3. INTRODUCTION
    4. LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  2. PHYSIOLOGY OF PAIN
    1. WHAT IS PAIN?
    2. FAST-SHARP PAIN VERSUS SLOW-CHRONIC PAIN
    3. POP QUIZ
    4. PAIN STIMULI AND PAIN RECEPTORS
    5. POP QUIZ
    6. PAIN PATHWAYS
    7. PROGRESS CHECK
    8. SECTION SUMMARY
  3. PAIN MODULATION
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. PAIN MODULATING CIRCUITS
    3. THE BRAIN’S OPIATE SYSTEM
    4. POP QUIZ
    5. SENSITIZATION
    6. PROGRESS CHECK
    7. SECTION SUMMARY
  4. CLASSIFICATION OF PAIN
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. CAUSES OF ACUTE PAIN
    3. RESPONSES TO ACUTE PAIN
    4. POP QUIZ
    5. CAUSES OF CHRONIC PAIN
    6. CAUSES OF CHRONIC PAIN (CONTINUED)
    7. RESPONSES TO CHRONIC PAIN
    8. NOCICEPTIVE PAIN
    9. NEUROPATHIC PAIN
    10. PROGRESS CHECK
    11. SECTION SUMMARY
  5. TEST YOUR ACQUIRED KNOWLEDGE
    1. SUMMARY
    2. FINAL ASSESSMENT
  6. END OF PROGRAM
  7. GLOSSARY
  8. REFERENCES



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