Learners will be able to:
- Compare and contrast US versus global pain prevalence
- List 3 barriers to pain treatment
- Assess how own pain experiences and pain treatment attitudes will impact patient care
- Recognize specific challenges of pain assessment including: the limitations of self-report and behavioral observation, and biases in pain measurement
- Appraise the reliability and reproducibility of pain scales based on experimental pain assessment
- Select appropriate approaches to evaluating pain in special populations: especially children, the elderly, and non-verbal populations
- Recognize elements of the biopsychosocial model as a foundation for establishing an individualized pain treatment plan with each patient.
- Describe the 4 components of a pain treatment plan, e.g., Goals, Expectations, Treatment Methods, and Time Course, including the importance of establishing appropriate expectations of pain treatment for individualized, meaningful pain relief.
- Apply a basic mechanism-based classification of pain to developing a multi-modal treatment plan incorporating specific treatment modalities