Online Education | The Challenge of Pain - 2016

Learn how to assess and manage pain in your patients.

Course Description

This online course focuses on the challenge of pain for healthcare professionals in all settings. Evidence-based strategies for assessing and managing pain in acute care, long term care, ambulatory care, specialty care and palliative care settings are presented by regional and national interdisciplinary pain specialists.

Teaching methods include lecture, discussion, case studies and interprofessional dialogue.

Publish date: March 17, 2016.This course will be available until March 17, 2019.

Comments from conference attendees on The Challenge of Pain 2016:

"Expert presenters addressing committed providers on an always timely topic."

"Very up-to-date information, supported by research, with a wide range of applications. I'm sure everyone there came away feeling their needs for knowledge had been met."

"I felt invigorated by new ideas on how to help patients manage pain."

Topics

  • Perspectives on Pain 2016
  • Interviewing the Patient with Chronic Pain 
  • Pearls of Clinical Pain Pharmacology (Rx)
  • Clinical Pharmacist Involvement with Pain Management and Opioid Tapering (Rx)
  • The New Washington State 2015 Interagency Guidelines on Prescribing Opioids for Pain (Rx)
  • Managing Opioid Misuse in Palliative Care: Case Studies (Rx) 
  • Medical Marijuana: Clinical Concepts (Rx)
  • Case Studies in Epidural Pain Management (Rx)
  • Making Opioid Contracts Work For Patients (Rx)

​Rx=pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level

Completion Requirements

To earn contact hours for this activity:

  • View/listen to the presentations.
  • Study the handouts.
  • Complete the evaluations. 

After submitting the evaluations, you can download and print your certificate. A record of contact hours earned will be in your account for six years.   

Speakers

  • Pamela Stitzlein Davies, MS, ARNP, ACHPN
    Adjunct Faculty, Seattle Pacific University and Affiliate Faculty, Department of Psychosocial and Community Health, UWSON
  • Valerie Gillis, MN, RN, CPAN
    Clinical Nurse Specialist for Pain, UWMC
  • John D. Loeser, MD
    Professor Emeritus of Neurological Surgery and Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, UWSOM; Executive Team Member, UW NIH Consortium Center of Excellence for Pain Education
  • Simone Javaher, BSN, MPA, RN
    Clinical Manager of Health Policy, Office of the Medical Director, Labor & Industries, State of Washington
  • Jennifer Kapur, PharmD
    Clinical Pharmacist, Swedish Medical Group, Primary Care Clinics; Clinical Assistant Professor, UW School of Pharmacy; Instructor of Nursing, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle
  • Tess Nishida, PharmD
    Clinical Pharmacist, UWMC Pharmacy Services, UWMC
  • Mark Sullivan, MD, PhD
    Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, UWSOM; Adjunct Professor, Medical History and Ethics, UWSOM; Adjunct Professor, Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, UWSOM
  • David Tauben, MD
    Chief, Division of Pain Medicine and Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine and Department of Anesthesia & Pain Medicine, UWSOM; Medical Director, UW Center for Pain Relief, Seattle; Director of Medical Student Education in Pain Medicine, UWSOM; Co-Principal Investigator, UW NIH Consortium Center of Excellence for Pain Education; Director, UW Telepain, Seattle

UW=University of Washington, Seattle • UWSOM=UW School of Medicine • UWSON=UW School of Nursing • UWMC=UW Medical Center

Planning Committee

  • Barbara Dailey, DNP, ARNP, CCMSHt, FIBH, Nurse Practitioner and Medical Hypnotherapist, Supportive Therapies, PLLC, Seattle
  • Pamela Stitzlein Davies, MS, ARNP, ACHPN, Adjunct Faculty, Seattle Pacific University and Affiliate Faculty, Department of Psychosocial and Community Health, UWSON
  • Ardith Z. Doorenbos, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor, BNHS; Adjunct Professor, Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, UWSOM; Adjunct Professor, Global Health, UW School of Public Health; Co-Principal Investigator, UW NIH Consortium Center of Excellence for Pain Education
  • Linda Eaton, PhD, RN, AOCN, Project Director, BNHS; Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Utah College of Nursing
  • Christine Espina, DNP, MN, RN, Lead Nurse Planner, Continuing Nursing Education, UWSON
  • Valerie Gillis, MN, RN, CPAN, Clinical Nurse Specialist for Pain at UW Medicine/UW Medical Center, Seattle
  • Cheryl Himmelman, ADN, Speaker Relations and Program Support Manager, Continuing Nursing Education, UWSON
  • Diana Rae, MSN, RN-BC, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Pain Management, CHI Franciscan Health
  • David Tauben, MD, Chief, Division of Pain Medicine and Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine and Department of Anesthesia & Pain Medicine, UWSOM; Medical Director, UW Center for Pain Relief, Seattle; Director of Medical Student Education in Pain Medicine, UWSOM; Co-Principal Investigator, UW NIH Consortium Center of Excellence for Pain Education; Director, UW Telepain, Seattle
  • Rebecca Taylor, PhD, RN, CPMN, Nurse Care Coordinator, UW Center for Pain Relief, Seattle
  • JoAnne Whitney, PhD, RN, CWCN, FAAN, Professor and Associate Dean for Research, BNHS; Research Scientist & Endowed Professor in Critical Care, UW Medicine/Harborview Medical Center; Faculty Liaison, Continuing Nursing Education, UWSON
  • Sheryl Wyant, MSN, OCN, RN-BC, Pain Management Clinical Nurse Specialist, Seattle; Research Coordinator and Clinical Faculty, BNHS

BNHS=Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, UWSON UW=University of Washington, Seattle • UWSOM=UW School of Medicine • UWSON=UW School of Nursing

 

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Target Audience

Nurse practioners, clinical nurse specialists, staff nurses, physicians, physician assistants, psychologists, pharmacists, social workers, physical therapists and other healthcare professionals in a variety of settings.

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, you should be better able to:

  • Describe current perspectives on pain.
  • Explain the importance of listening to a patient’s story in determining how best to treat the individual.
  • Compare and contrast practical pharmacological approaches to treating pain.
  • Describe ways in which a clinical pharmacist can be involved to optimize pain management.
  • Describe the 2015 Washington State Interagency Guidelines on Prescribing Opioids for Pain.
  • Using case studies, describe strategies for managing opioid misuse in patients with advanced disease.
  • Compare and contrast federal and state laws regarding the use of marijuana.
  • Discuss challenges in caring for a patient with neuraxial analgesia.
  • Explain the standard form and function of opioid contracts.

Additional Information

Format: 
Audio and Video
Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 8.30 Contact hours
  • 6.70 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level
Available: 
03/17/2016
Expires: 
03/17/2020
Cost:
$140.00

Available Credit

  • 8.30 Contact hours
  • 6.70 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level

Activity Availability

Available: 
03/17/2016
Expires: 
03/17/2020

Price

Cost:
$140.00
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