Healthcare clinicians in training will be able to choose the most appropriate first line pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapy for common pain conditions based upon a complete pain assessment. They will learn to collaborate and communicate with colleagues to use an integrated approach to multidisciplinary pain treatment.
After completing this activity participants will be able to:
Take a systematic approach to pain history, assessment, and diagnosis
Describe the main pharmacological and non-pharmacological categories of pain treatments
Choose the most appropriate category of treatment for a patient with acute or chronic pain conditions
Follow first line best practice guidelines for common chronic pain conditions
Collaborate with colleagues in a multidisciplinary approach to pain management with a medical “home”