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Catherine: Chronic Pain with Multiple Co-Morbidities, Using Measurement-Based Tools

Catherine is a 46-year-old woman with Chronic Low Back Pain (CLBP), obesity, poorly controlled diabetes with peripheral neuropathy, and ankle pain on high dose opioids for past 4 years.

Courtney: Perioperative Pain Management for Pediatric Patients

This module follows Courtney, a now 19-year-old woman who underwent surgery to correct idiopathic scoliosis at 14. It discusses the appropriate approach to the management of pain with adolescents undergoing surgery for idiopathic scoliosis.

Edna: An Older Adult with Chronic Low Back Pain

Edna is a 70-year-old woman with chronic low back pain.  After completing the course, you should be able to differentiate the weak link and the treatment targets in older adults with chronic low back pain, articulate realistic treatment expectations for chronic non-cancer pain, and describe a rational stepped care treatment approach for older patients with chronic low back pain.

Ms. Mondragon’s Acute and Chronic Injuries After a Fall

Ms. Mondragon is a thin, 71-year-old, widowed Hispanic Spanish-Speaking woman whose son is serving as interpreter in the emergency department. Ms. M. fell this morning in her kitchen. She presents with upper back pain, groin pain, and left hip pain radiating anteriorly to the knee.

Owen: Opioid Overdose Risk and Naloxone

Owen Jones is a 46-year-old man who presents for followup of low back pain with intermittent radicular symptoms and numbness which started ~ 2 years ago following a lifting related injury. He describes the pain as, "Sharp, pinching, and sore."