Pain Management: Evidence-Based Interventions and Best Practices - N49230

About the Course:
The opioid epidemic has been declared a public health emergency, setting 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 video course looks at evidence-based interventions and best practices for healthcare professionals in managing pain, providing an overview of evidence-based, non-pharmacological means of managing pain.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to:
  • List cognitive, emotional, and psychosocial factors that affect pain.
  • Identify the main elements of patient neuroscience education about pain.
  • Identify elements of best practice for pain management for healthcare professionals.
  • Identify physical therapy approaches to pain management.
  • Identify the contributions of OTs in pain management.
About the Author
Lorie Schleck, PT, graduated from the University of Minnesota and has over 29 years of physical therapy experience. She has worked in a variety of physical therapy settings including sports medicine/orthopedics and transitional care/skilled nursing facilities in long-term and acute care. Most recently, she has focused on providing physical therapy to home care patients and, as a certified OASIS specialist, has worked in Home Care Quality and Compliance auditing charts for OASIS and providing staff training in best practices for OASIS accuracy. Ms. Schleck has taught numerous continuing education courses in physical and occupational therapy, primarily focused on orthopedics and geriatrics. She enjoys synthesizing new evidence and is passionate about evidence-based practice.

This on-demand video course.