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The Team Approach to Pain Assessment and Management

presented by Sarah Murray, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC

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Financial— Sarah Murray receives compensation from MedBridge for the production of this course. There are no other relevant financial relationships. Nonfinancial— No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Video Runtime: 26 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 35 Minutes

This course will address patient care needs throughout the patient care environment and across the life span. In addition, the common comorbidities of pain will be described. This course will go beyond the basics of pain management and promote the interdisciplinary team approach principles that are more effective in pain management. This course will focus on an interdisciplinary approach that emphasizes the unique skill sets of the different clinician types on the care team to maximize pain management for most patient populations. This course is most applicable to nurses, occupational therapists, and physical therapists in acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, long-term care, and home health settings.

Meet Your Instructor

Sarah Murray, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC

Dr. Sarah J. Murray started her career as an Army combat medic in 1993, then went on to become a registered nurse, graduating from Northwestern State University of Louisiana in 1998. Since that time, she has earned an MSN in adult health nursing from the University of Texas at San Antonio in the clinical nurse…

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1. Interdisciplinary Team Assessment

This chapter will explore pain beliefs and coping across the life span, including appropriate assessment tools for different ages and clinical areas. This chapter will debunk common myths of pain assessment.

2. A Multimodal Interdisciplinary Team Approach to Pain Assessment Across the Life Span and Clinical Setting

This chapter will explore the comorbidities of chronic pain, including mental health disturbances, sleep disturbance, secondary gain, ineffective pain control, and malingering. A case example will be provided.

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