Multimodal Treatment Planning for Pain

Multimodal Treatment Planning for Pain 

In the United States, opioid misuse has become an epidemic, costing the United States 78.5 billion dollars. There are over 250 million opioid prescriptions each year in the US, and misuse of opioids in children is in the hundreds of thousands. For adults, misuse is in the millions. There is not a clear understanding about multimodal treatment options for pain that have similar results to opioid medications. This course is designed to teach best practices for treating pain using non-pharmacological interventions or a combination of alternative pain management treatment and medications.


Hours: 1.00


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Course Details

Course Code: REL-PI-0-P4PC31
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
Identify barriers to pain management
Name risk factors for opioid abuse
Define multimodal treatments for managing pain
Describe how to implement multimodal treatments

Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: The Barriers to Pain Management A. Meet Joanna B. Identifying the Risk of Opioid Abuse C. The Problem with Pain Management D. Review E. Summary Section 3: Using a Multimodal Treatment Plan for Pain A. Multimodal Treatment Options B. Physical Therapy C. Biofeedback D. Deep Breathing E. Guided Imagery F. Mindful Meditation G. Acupressure H. Yoga I. Aromatherapy J. Heat Therapy K. Cold Therapy L. Chiropractic Care M. Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. N. Non-Opioid Analgesics O. Review P. Summary Section 4: Applying Multimodal Treatments A. Best Practices B. Review C. Summary Section 5: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributor C. References D. Congratulations!

Staff Writer: Jessica Cairns, RN, RAC-CT, CMAC
Jessica has almost 15 years of experience in nursing and 10 years in MDS/PAC working with organizations for the purposes of assessment, reimbursement, training, organizational, and leadership development. In these roles, she has acted as a consultant and auditor. Jessica has written content for diverse healthcare topics, including health and human services, compliance and more. Disclosure: Jessica Cairns, RN, RAC-CT, CMAC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Jack M. Gorman, MD

Jack M. Gorman, M.D. co-founded Critica Inc, a non-profit corporation, with his daughter, Dr. Sara Gorman, in 2016 and is its President and Chair. Critica is devoted to fighting science denial and promoting the acceptance of science in health and safety decision-making.

Before founding Critica, Dr. Gorman was Chief Scientific Officer and Senior Vice-President of both Comprehensive NeuroScience Inc and Care Management Technologies Inc. Dr. Gorman is co-editor of the textbooks Treatments that Work, now in its fourth edition, and Comprehensive Textbook of AIDS Psychiatry, now in its second edition, and author of the popular book The Essential Guide to Psychiatric Drugs, which appeared in its fourth edition in 2007. With his daughter, Dr. Sara Gorman, he wrote Denying to the Grave, on the reasons behind denial of scientific medical evidence, published by Oxford University Press in 2016. It has been discussed in media throughout the world. His newest book, Neuroscience at the Intersection of Mind and Brain, was published in 2018.

Disclosure: Jack M. Gorman, MD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Entry level Physician Assistants; Entry level Physicians; Nurses; in the following settings: All Healthcare Settings.
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