Online Education | The Challenge of Pain 2017

Graphic of The Challenge of Pain course at UWCNE.

Course Description 

Pain causes extensive suffering, disability and expenditure of scarce healthcare resources. This online course focuses on the challenge of pain management for healthcare professionals across the healthcare continuum. Evidence-based strategies for assessing and managing pain in acute, ambulatory, specialty and palliative care settings are presented by regional and national pain specialists. Lectures were recorded in January 2017 at the 8th annual Challenge of Pain conference provided by Continuing Nursing Education at the University of Washington School of Nursing. Teaching methods include video, audio and downloadable handouts.
 

Publish Date: March 31, 2017. This course will expire March 31, 2020.

 

Comments from Conference Attendees:

"World class speakers! Very interesting, lots of up-to-date, groundbreaking information. Thanks!"

"Excellent, professional and knowledgeable speakers with tools and suggestions that can be adapted to practice."

"Great new information about the changing paradigm for treating chronic pain."

 

Watch Lecture Previews

 

Link to playlist of lecture previews

Target Audience

Nurses, clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physicians, respiratory therapists, psychologists, pharmacists, social workers, physical therapists and other interested healthcare professionals in all settings.

Topics

  • Pain Care in America: At the Crossroad
  • Protecting Your Practice when Prescribing Controlled Substances (Rx)  
  • Is Pain Intensity the Wrong Metric for Chronic Pain?
  • Opioids plus Benzos: A Dangerous Combination (Rx)
  • Substance Use Disorder and Pain: Management Strategies 
  • Moving Forward: The Patient Perspective  

​Rx=pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level

Speakers

  • Pamela Stitzlein Davies, MS, ARNP, ACHPN, BC, Research Coordinator, Pain Tracker Self-Manager Study, UW Department Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences; Clinical Instructor, UWSON; Teaching Associate, UWSOM; Adjunct Instructor, Seattle Pacific University
  • 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 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
  • James Walsh, MD, Medical Director, Addiction Recovery Service, Swedish Medical Center, Seattle
  • Ron Weaver, BA, Owner, A Way Forward, Coeur D’alene, ID

Planning Committee

  • Barbara Dailey, DNP, ARNP, CCMSHt, FIBH*
  • Pamela Stitzlein Davies, MS, ARNP, ACHPN, BC*
  • 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, Clinical Assistant Professor, UWSON
  • Valerie Gillis, MN, RN, CPAN, Pain Clinical Nurse Specialist, UWMC
  • Diana Rae, MSN, RN-BC, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Pain Management, CHI Franciscan Health, Tacoma
  • Joan Riesland, MEd, BSN, RN, Continuing Education Specialist and Lead Nurse Planner, Continung Nursing Education, UWSON
  • David Tauben, MD*
  • Rebecca Taylor, PhD, RN, CPMN, Nurse Care Coordinator, UW Center for Pain Relief, Seattle
  • Sheryl Wyant, PhD (C), OCN, RN-BC, Pain Management Clinical Nurse Specialist, UWMC; Research Coordinator and Clinical Faculty, BNHS

*Listed under Speakers

BNHS=Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, UWSON UW=University of Washington, Seattle NWHMC=UW Medicine/Northwest Hospital and Medical Center, Seattle UWMC=UW Medicine/University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle UWSOM=UW School of Medicine UWSON=UW School of Nursing

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Provide an overview and update of pain care in America.
  2. Learn why pain intensity is the wrong goal for chronic pain care.
  3. Learn why prescribing opioids and benzodiazepines together creates a dangerous combination.
  4. Review National and State standards and expectations when prescribing opioids and other controlled substances. 
  5. Understand the patient perspective.
  6. List at least 3 principles of managing acute pain in patients with chronic pain.

Completion Requirements

To earn contact hours for this activity set:

  • 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.   

Disclosure Information

See accreditation information for UW Continuing Nursing Education.

 

  UWCNE Accreditation Information

 

Additional Information

Format: 
Audio and Video
Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 6.40 Contact hours
  • 3.25 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level
Available: 
03/28/2017
Expires: 
03/31/2020
Cost:
$80.00

Available Credit

  • 6.40 Contact hours
  • 3.25 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level

Activity Availability

Available: 
03/28/2017
Expires: 
03/31/2020
 
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