Living with Pain: Treatment Options (4 CE)
Course Level: Intermediate
Course By: Alden Hori, PhD
Dr. Hori earned a PhD in psychology from the University of California at Riverside. He was an Associate-In Professor and Research Assistant at the University of California at Riverside, where he supervised the completion of over 50 research projects in psychology. He is credited with three publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Content By: American Pain Foundation: Terry Altilio, MSW, LCSW, Michael Brennan, MD, June Dahl, PhD, Annabel Edwards, MSN, ARNP, Judith Fouladbakhsh, MSN, APRN, BC, AHN-C, CHTP, Francis Keefe, PhD, Professor, Jacqueline Levin, RN, MS, AHN-C, CHTP, Bruce Nicholson, MD, Cassie Snyder, MS, RN, Scott Fishman, MD, & Russell Portenoy, MD
Course Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
This course addresses key issues for people who manage pain: Can my pain be better controlled? Are there options available that I don’t know about? How do various treatments differ? What non-drug therapies are used to manage pain? What questions should I ask my doctor, nurse, pharmacist or social worker about pain?
Developed by leading pain experts, each chapter provides up-to-date information about a variety of treatment options from medications to psychosocial interventions, rehabilitation therapies, surgical interventions and much more.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of pharmacotherapy, including its clinical uses, side effects, and methods of administration
- Evaluate the effectiveness of various types of psychosocial interventions, including cognitive techniques, stress management, hypnotherapy, and counseling
- Evaluate the effectiveness of various types of physical rehabilitation and rehabilitative techniques
- Evaluate the viability of complementary and alternative medicine, and assess various treatment options
- Evaluate the goals of injection and infusions therapies, and implantable devices and surgical interventions
Course materials can be downloaded or read online. To receive a certificate of completion, you must complete a multiple-choice post-test with a score of 75% or better and complete a course evaluation.