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Course Overview

Using a self-management approach, occupational therapy focuses on helping individuals participate in daily activities in adaptive ways. Through the occupational therapy process, specific performance problems in daily living are assessed, valued activities are identified, and evidence-based therapeutic approaches are used to address the client’s goals. Occupational therapy interventions can help manage, reduce, and alleviate pain. Occupational therapists play a key role in helping to assess the presence of pain and identifying client-centered, effective strategies to reduce reliance on pharmacologic methods of managing pain.

About the Course Author

Tameika McLean is an occupational therapist working in the Washington, DC area. She has worked in the acute care, acute rehabilitation, subacute rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and outpatient settings. She graduated from Columbia University with an MS in Occupational Therapy in 2014.

Tameika McLean, MS, OTR/L, CAPS, ECHM has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (9 Match)

  • American Occupational Therapy Association

    0.10HOURS


    Relias LLC is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.


    Course approval ID# Blanket Providership Approval Pre-2020. This Distance Learning-Independent is offered at 0.1 CEUs Introductory,Category 1 & 2.

  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy

    1.00HOURS


    Florida Board of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours.
  • Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy

    1.00HOURS


    Alabama State Board Of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290).

    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners

    1.00HOURS


    Arizona Board Of Occupational Therapy Examiners (CEBroker Provider #50-290).

    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy

    1.00HOURS


    Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • South Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy

    1.00HOURS


    South Carolina Board Of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Louisiana State Board Medical Examiners- Occupational Therapy

    1.00HOURS


    Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners - Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Mississippi State Department of Health- Occupational Therapy

    1.00HOURS


    Mississippi State Department of Health- Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy

    1.00HOURS


    Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-RT-0-OSPA
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2018-12-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2021-11-30
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe 2 components of the pain assessment for the OT provider.; Describe 4 different pain scales available for use to the OT provider.; Describe 4 different types of pain.; Describe 4 strategies clients can use on their own to manage pain.; Explain 3 strategies the OT can use for pain alleviation.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: What is Pain?
    Types of Pain
    Acute Pain
    Chronic Pain
    Breakthrough Pain
    Referred Pain
    Knowledge Check
    Section 2: Types of Pain
    Neuropathic Pain
    Skeletal Pain
    Post-Amputation Pain
    Knowledge Check
    Section 3: Characteristics of Pain
    Timing, Duration, and Location of Pain
    Alleviating and Aggravating Factors
    ADLs and IADLs
    Knowledge Check
    Section 4: Pain Scales
    Numeric Rating Scale (NRS)
    Visual Analog Scale (VAS)
    Pain Relief Scale (PRS)
    McGill Pain Questionnaire
    Verbal Descriptors of Pain
    Pain Measurement in Challenging Populations
    Behavioral Pain Scale (BPS)
    Critical Care Pain Observation Tool (CPOT)
    Nonverbal Pain Scale (NPS)
    Wong-Baker FACES Pain Scale
    Faces, Legs, Arms, Crying, Consolability (FLACC)
    Pain Assessment in Advanced Dementia Scale (PAINAD)
    Knowledge Check
    Section 5: Evidence-Based Strategies for Managing Pain
    Music, Sounds, Art
    Distraction
    Guided Imagery
    Massage
    Thermal Modalities
    Physical Activities
    Knowledge Check
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Entry level Occupational Therapists; in the following settings: Rehabilitation Settings.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.