Course Description

Course Description:

Recently the opioid epidemic was declared a public health emergency. This has set off a ripple effect throughout all of healthcare as all disciplines are being challenged to adopt a better approach to pain management. One implication of these developments is an emphasis on a more holistic, multi-disciplinary approach and a new emphasis on non-pharmacological means of managing pain. This course looks at evidence-based interventions and best practices for RNs, PTs, and OTs in managing pain.

Contact Hours: 2
Video Course Format: Video
Target Audience:
Instructional Level: Intermediate BOC Level of Difficulty: Advanced

Accreditation Information:

StateDisciplineApproval StatusProvider CodeExpiration Date

Course Outline:

Hour 1

  • Neuroscience of Pain
  • Roles of Neuroscience Education

Hour 2

  • Best Practices for Pain Management for Healthcare Professional/Nursing
  • Evidence-Based Practices for Pain Management for Physical Therapists
  • The Role of OTs in Pain Management

Course Goals & Objectives:

Course Goals:

The goal of this course is to provide an overview of evidence-based non-pharmacological means of managing pain. 

Professional Objectives:

  1. List cognitive, emotional, and psychosocial factors that affect pain
  2. Identify the main elements of patient neuroscience education about pain
  3. Identify elements of best practice for pain management for healthcare professionals/nursing
  4. Identify physical therapy approaches to pain management
  5. Identify the contributions of OTs in pain management




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Contact Hours: 2 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).

Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant, Nurses, Nursing Home Administrator, Respiratory Therapist, Athletic Trainer

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Criteria for Completion: Criteria for Completion: A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved

Personnel Disclosure:

Financial – Lorie Schleck is employed by Interim Home Care and receives a salary. She receives payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.

Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.


No relevant conflicts of interest exist for any member of the activity planning committee

Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service

Cancellation Policy: For activity cancellation, returns, or complaint resolution, please contact us by email or by phone at 1.800.55.4CEUS (2387). We have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Refunds will be issued for courses that have not been completed (exam not taken), or for any course that has been rejected by your board of approval. Webinar attendance must be canceled 24 hours before the scheduled start time.


Lorie Schleck, PT

Lorie Schleck has over 29 years of Physical Therapy experience. Recently she has focused on providing physical therapy to home care patients. Within that context, she worked for a time in Home Care Quality and Compliance where she audited charts for OASIS and clinical accuracy and provided staff training in best practices for OASIS accuracy. She is a certified OASIS specialist.

Lorie has been a physical therapy continuing education instructor, mainly on topics related to orthopedic physical therapy. Her instruction style is characterized by its emphasis on clinical relevance. She has also written several home study courses in physical therapy. She works hard to integrate the latest empirical evidence in to a practical approach to clinical practice.

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