Level:BasicTime:12-15 hours, self-pacedminspublishedApril 03, 2021
Pain Foundations for Allied Health Providers is a free online course designed for allied health care providers to improve their understanding of chronic pain and how to address the challenges of pain ...
Pain Foundations for Allied Health Providers is a free online course designed for allied health care providers to improve their understanding of chronic pain and how to address the challenges of pain assessment and treatment. This practical, compact course allows learners to develop clinically relevant approaches to chronic pain management and develop a strong grounding in pain science to support further exploration. Course outline 1. Person in pain: A lived experience perspective 1. How pain affects the person 2. Emotion, social well-being, and pain 3. Trauma, stress, and cognition 4. Spirituality and beliefs 5. Environmental and cultural factors affecting the person 2. Pain physiology 1. Introduction 2. Acute vs. chronic 3. The role of the autonomic nervous system in the experience of pain 4. The brain and pain 5. Pain types and classifications 6. Physical pain stories 3. Biopsychosocial pain assessment in clinical settings 1. Biopsychosocial pain assessment 2. Comprehensive pain and medical history 3. Standardized assessment tools 4. Using assessment tools in practice 4. Collaborative pain care: A team-based approach 1. Introduction to treatment options 2. Non-pharmacological management 3. Medical interventions 4. Pharmacological treatment options 5. Self-management and patient support 1. Self-management 2. Self-management strategies