OT Strategies for Pain Alleviation

OT Strategies for Pain Alleviation 

Using a self-management approach, occupational therapy focuses on helping individuals participate in daily activities in adaptive ways. Through the occupational therapy process, specific performance problems in daily living are assessed, valued activities are identified, and evidence-based therapeutic approaches are used to address the client’s goals. Occupational therapy interventions can help manage, reduce, and alleviate pain. Occupational therapists play a key role in helping to assess the presence of pain and identifying client-centered, effective strategies to reduce reliance on pharmacologic methods of managing pain.

$15.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-RT-0-OSPA

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (9 Match)

Florida Board of Occupational Therapy

1.0 HOURS


This course has been approved by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 1.00 contact hours, approval number 20-637113.

Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy

1.0 HOURS


Alabama State Board Of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Occupational Therapists will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Occupational Therapy Association

1.0 HOURS


Relias Learning is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.


Category: Category 1 & 2.


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners

1.0 HOURS


Arizona Board Of Occupational Therapy Examiners (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Occupational Therapists will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy

1.0 HOURS


Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)


Occupational Therapists will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

South Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy

1.0 HOURS


South Carolina Board Of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)


Occupational Therapists will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Louisiana State Board Medical Examiners- Occupational Therapy

1.0 HOURS


Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners - Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)


Occupational Therapists will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Mississippi State Department of Health- Occupational Therapy

1.0 HOURS


Mississippi State Department of Health- Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)


Occupational Therapists will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy

1.0 HOURS


Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)


Occupational Therapists will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-RT-0-OSPA
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 11/30/2021
Learning Objectives:
Describe 4 different types of pain.
Describe 2 components of the pain assessment for the OT provider.
Describe 4 different pain scales available for use to the OT provider.
Explain 3 strategies the OT can use for pain alleviation.
Describe 4 strategies clients can use on their own to manage pain.

Outline:
Section 1: What is Pain?

Types of Pain

Acute Pain

Chronic Pain

Breakthrough Pain

Referred Pain

Knowledge Check

Section 2: Types of Pain

Neuropathic Pain

Skeletal Pain

Post-Amputation Pain

Knowledge Check

Section 3: Characteristics of Pain

Timing, Duration, and Location of Pain

Alleviating and Aggravating Factors

ADLs and IADLs

Knowledge Check

Section 4: Pain Scales

Numeric Rating Scale (NRS)

Visual Analog Scale (VAS)

Pain Relief Scale (PRS)

McGill Pain Questionnaire

Verbal Descriptors of Pain

Pain Measurement in Challenging Populations

Behavioral Pain Scale (BPS)

Critical Care Pain Observation Tool (CPOT)

Nonverbal Pain Scale (NPS)

Wong-Baker FACES Pain Scale

Faces, Legs, Arms, Crying, Consolability (FLACC)

Pain Assessment in Advanced Dementia Scale (PAINAD)

Knowledge Check

Section 5: Evidence-Based Strategies for Managing Pain

Music, Sounds, Art

Distraction

Guided Imagery

Massage

Thermal Modalities

Physical Activities

Knowledge Check

Instructor: Tameika McLean, MS, OTR/L, CAPS, ECHM

Tameika McLean is an occupational therapist working in the Washington, DC area. She has worked in the acute care, acute rehabilitation, subacute rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and outpatient settings. She graduated from Columbia University with an MS in Occupational Therapy in 2014.

Disclosure: Tameika McLean, MS, OTR/L, CAPS, ECHM 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 Occupational Therapists; in the following settings: Rehabilitation Settings.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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