Pain Educators Forum Podcasts

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Stanford Pain Management Clinic was one of the first programs of its kind to recognize that having complex care case managers could have a significant impact on care coordination for patients, resulting in more successful and positive patient outcomes. In the pain clinic, complex care case managers...

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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 on a practitioner’s time and the patient’s expectations of technological...

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

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

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To quote a contemporary leader in pain care, “Treating pain is a team sport.” Although our healthcare system is still disjointed, causing many clinicians to operate in what may feel like a lonely silo, we can support each other and bolster our patients’ confidence in their prognosis by communicating...

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Education is a powerful weapon in the management of pain. But an educational intervention must be carefully planned to be effective. The purpose of this presentation is to prepare clinicians to plan and develop education ranging from the curbside consult to an entire course. Participants will learn...

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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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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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