Pain Educators Forum Podcasts

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Effective clinical interviewing and pain assessment are critical to the appropriate diagnosis and management of pain. In this presentation, the clinician attendee learns how to apply principles of effective communication and also ascertain how to evaluate available assessment tools. (Recorded at...

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Motivational interviewing is a patient centered, collaborative style of communication that represents one tool to help clinicians overcome the challenges of conversations surrounding opioid tapers. MI can help strengthen motivation and interest in health behavior change. With regard to initiating an...

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In order to successfully clinically manage pain, it is essential to begin with an understanding of the underlying mechanisms responsible for its generation. A skillful approach based upon better knowledge concerning the anatomical structures, pathways, and events that result in pain is more likely...

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Practitioners routinely wrestle with the issue of medication aberrant behavior (MAB)--What should I do about this? Should I discharge the patient? Will I get in trouble if I don't discharge this patient? Often there is no one right answer, and practitioners struggle with what to do in the face of a...

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Effective clinical interviewing and pain assessment are critical to the appropriate diagnosis and management of pain. In this presentation, the clinician learns how to apply principles of effective communication and also ascertain how to evaluate available assessment tools. (Recorded at PAINWeek...

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This session will teach participants the 5 core pain coping skills that all pain patients need: understanding, believing, calming, balancing, and coping. By knowing these skills providers will have a better idea of how they can plan treatment and intervene with patients more effectively....

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Pain science education has gained international praise as an underutilized clinical intervention for treating pain. Research supports teaching patients about pain using a neurophysiology framework, rather than explaining pain in biomedical or biomechanical terms. To "explain pain, not anatomy" is...

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The Pain Educators Forum presents this course because there are so many different levels of practitioner experience with pain management. Specifically, inspiration came from someone who, after attending one of our courses, had a burning question for our faculty: "What do sodium channels have to do...

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Diagnostic testing is an integral component for the differential diagnosis. In routine clinical practice there has been a tendency for clinical examinations to become more cursory, largely influenced by increasing demands of time and patient expectations of technological advances. The end result may...

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Therapy of pain is a challenge and requires special approaches. This course, as part of the Pain Educators Forum, will build on information provided in other sessions and focus on the prevalence and impact of unrelieved pain, pathogenesis, and treatments of pain. Participants will learn about...

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