Interprofessional Guide to Pain Management - JA0008057-0000-19-187-H01-P

Interprofessional Guide to Pain Management

by Paul Arnstein, RN, PhD, FAAN
JA0008057-0000-19-187-H01-P
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This course is credentialed for:
Pharmacy (7.75 Contact Hr)

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Summary:

Virtually all healthcare professionals help patients who are experiencing pain; physicians, nurses, therapists, psychologists, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, radiologic technologists, and social workers each play a specific role in pain management. With such complex physiologic, emotional, and psychological interplay, no single discipline completely understands pain, and how or why it manifests in individual patients. To provide comprehensive team-based care, healthcare professionals must understand the limits of their own expertise while gaining insight from and an appreciation for that of other disciplines. This requires healthcare 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 healthcare professionals, regardless of discipline, appreciate the potential complexities of pain, their responsibility to assess pain, and the advantages of working 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 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 potential 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 for 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 preadministration 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 and safety points to teach patients and family
  • 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
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, audiologists, imaging and radiation therapist, occupational therapists, pharmacists, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and speech-language pathologists.
 
Pharmacists: 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 www.ContinuingEducation.com or Nurse.com. 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.
 
Jointly Accredited Provider logoIn support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning (a Relias LLC company) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
 
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Pharmacy (provider # 50-1489).
 
Type of Activity: Knowledge
 
Initial Release Date: 04/01/2019; Planned Expiration Date: 12/31/2019

Course Originally Released on: 1/12/2016
Date of Most Recent Review: 2/14/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 2/14/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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Ayman A - *************************, AZ  ·  Apr 17, 2019
AMAZING TOPIC AND HIGH BENFITS ACQUIRED
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Jennifer H - Troy, VA  ·  Apr 14, 2019
helpful for practice
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DILLON M - Chicago, IL  ·  Apr 06, 2019
Great insight into pain management with the current opioid crisis.
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ANDREW F - Jenkintown, PA  ·  Apr 03, 2019
good review of the multiple treatments of pain
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John H - Phoenix, AZ  ·  Apr 01, 2019
very informative. enjoyed the focus on multimodal pain management
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