A good understanding of the physiology of pain is basic to effective pain management. This course presents important aspects of how pain is processed by the body, from peripheral nociception to central perception. The concept of pain physiology is expanded through presentation of the Neuromatrix Model of pain which encompasses the latest evidence about how we feel pain and why it is so variable among individuals. A brief look at how this updated information affects standards of care for healthcare professionals is included.
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Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to deepen the clinician’s understating of how pain is processed by the body and experienced by each person in order to be more effective in managing patients’ pain.
- Name several types of nociceptors
- Name and Identify the 2 main types of pain fibers
- Recognize the nociceptive process
- Identify how the endocrine system reacts to pain
- List the main elements of the Neuromatrix Model of Pain
- List several tools for assessing pain
- Recognize the basic elements of standards of care for healthcare professionals in managing pain
- Identify evidence-based PT interventions to reduce pain
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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, Certified Athletic Trainer, Massage Therapist, Nurses, Respiratory Therapist
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
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.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service