pain assessment

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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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New policies and training invoked by Navy Medicine, providing medical services to sailors, Marines, and family members, are designed to strike a balance between ensuring safe use of opioids and preserving access to them for the treatment of chronic pain. Patients in the care of Navy Medicine will...

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I think we have to go back to before a lot of these scores, before the fifth vital sign was pain management. How did we treat patients before we had all these medications, interventions, surgeries at our disposal that were meant to help pain. I think a lot of what we're applying to chronic pain...

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Pain assessment and monitoring programs are getting a boost from technology, and there has been a rise in interest from both consumers and healthcare providers in using eHealth approaches to effect lifestyle changes that can advance pain management. Dr. Butler discusses the present state of the art...

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Remotely assessing and monitoring pain and its associated symptoms may support individuals in making lifestyle changes needed to improve pain management. For persons with chronic pain and providers who treat them, assessment programs, mobile apps, and activity monitors can help encourage behavioral...

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Dr. Jennifer Hah on pain as the fifth vital sign, and the pluses of interdisciplinary care.

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Kathryn A. Schopmeyer, a Physical Therapy Program Coordinator in Pain Management at the San Francisco VA Healthcare System, gives her view on pain as the fifth vital sign.

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Dr. Cuevas-Trisan, Chief of the Physical Medicine, Rehabilitiation & Pain Management Service of the West Palm Beach VA in Florida, discusses nonopioid pain treatment options, concerns over healthcare costs, and whether pain scores are helpful.

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On a scale of 1 to 10, how crucial are pain scores for the benefit of the patient? What do these numbers impart to the practitioner? What do they mean to the patient? Pharmacists Abigail Brooks and Courtney Kominek weigh the PROs and CONs.

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Practitioners use pain scores, and the labeling of pain as the 5th vital sign, to access their patient's status. But is that how it should be? Is there a better way? Do HCAHPS scores help the patient? Dr. Jeffrey Fudin offers his take on why pain scores were important, and where they stand now.

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