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I am Not a Number: Understanding and Improving Pain Assessment Mandates in Healthcare

I am Not a Number: Understanding and Improving Pain Assessment Mandates in Healthcare

I am Not a Number: Understanding and Improving Pain Assessment Mandates in Healthcare

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General Overview

The intent of this course is to improve listeners understanding of pain assessment mandates in healthcare, their impact on the quality of patient care and outcomes, and how mandates and treatment of pain must change to better serve patients. Kathryn Schopmeyer delineates the history of opioid use and its rise into the modern day opioid crisis and challenges our notion of the importance of 0 to 10 pain ratings. This instructive lecture paints a clear picture of past and present pain treatment and offers a glimpse of how pain driven patient treatment can change to better serve patients by helping them develop self-efficacy.

What’s Included in this Course

    1. Certification of completion. Once you've completed the course, you will receive a certificate for your professional portfolio.
    2. Access to this course is through Embodia, and although some of the content, such as the workbook can be downloaded, the majority cannot. This is to protect the instructor’s material and to prevent the content from being shared freely on the Internet.
    3. Embodia is mobile-friendly and can be accessed by phone, tablet, and computer.
    4. There is no start date or completion date. You can complete the course at your own pace.
    5. Quizzes throughout to help you integrate the knowledge.
    6. You will be sent a receipt as soon as you purchase this course. This receipt can be used for education grants (such as The Allied Health Professional Development Fund) and for tax purposes.
    7. Bite-sized information: all of the content is broken down into bite-sized chunks, so that you can easily watch a video on your break, over lunch, or for a few minutes at night.
    8. A Special Coupon for 15% off any other online course on Embodia Academy when you’ve completed this course!

Course Objectives

You will learn:

    1. The history of pain assessment.
    2. The history of opioid use and how it has changed.
    3. Changes in pharmaceutical advertising.
    4. Legislation that is misinterpreted by healthcare institutions and professionals.
    5. About the 'Find it, Fix it' model and iatrogenesis.
    6. The challenges of the 0 to 10 scale.
    7. How to better to ask questions about pain.
    8. How to promote self-efficacy.
    9. Factors driving resilience to pain.

Audience: Physicians and allied healthcare professionals alike, seeking to better serve their patients by focusing on developing patient self-efficacy instead of focusing on pain.

The instructors
Kathryn Schopmeyer
Kathryn Schopmeyer is a physical therapist and program coordinator for patients with complex persistent pain conditions. Dr. Schopmeyer currently works with an interdisciplinary clinical team and was integral in creating an accredited intensive outpatient pain rehabilitation program for US Veterans in San Francisco. Dr. Schopmeyer is actively involved in driving practice changes via national and regional workgroups for the VA. In 2013, she became a Certified Pain Educator through the American Society of Pain Educators. She has created and presented many educational modules to facilitate better understanding of pain neurophysiology for patients and clinicians, and has presented at both regional and national pain management conferences. Dr. Schopmeyer’s primary goals in her clinical work include: fostering active patient engagement, coaching and training behaviors that promote self-care, and teaching people to re-engage in life despite persistent pain. She believes that Education is Therapy and movement is the best medicine.
Course Material included in this course
  • I am Not a Number: Understanding and Improving Pain Assessment Mandates in Healthcare
  • Pharmaceuticals and the Opioid Epidemic
  • Real Pain Patients vs. Addicts
  • Factors Associated With Greater Pain Intensity
  • How Can We Help Our Patients
  • Q&A
  • Quiz
  • Feedback