Online Education | The Challenge of Pain 2018 - State of the Science in Pain Management (Rx)

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State of the Science in Pain Management

This presentation is a bird's eye view of what's new in the "state of the science" and what lies on the horizon in the biopsychosocial understanding of pain. Dr. Gordon gives an update on the latest research in the field of pain management, with regards to both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic approaches to treatment.



Debra Gordon, DNP, MS, RN-BC, ACNS-BC, FAAN 
Co-Director, Harborview Integrated Pain Care Program, Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, UW Medicine and Harborview Medical Center, Seattle; Executive Team Member, UW NIH Consortium Center of Excellence for Pain Education


Target Audience

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


Comments from Conference Attendees

"Debra Gordon's State of the Science lecture was fabulous. I learned all sorts of new things."

"The Graded Motor Imagery video that Debra showed helped highlight the treatment technique, and gave me the confidence to explore it further in practice."


Objectives for Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be better able to:

  1. Discuss topical issues in the science of pain.
  2. Identify priorities for future research and clinical innovation. 

Additional Information

Audio and Video
Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 1.00 Contact hours
  • 1.00 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Contact hours
  • 1.00 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level


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