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Chronic Pain Management

Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Brett Badgley Snodgrass
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Brett Badgley Snodgrass


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  • Run Time:
  • 3.20
  • Publisher:
  • Fitzgerald Health Education Associates
  • Contact Hours:
  • 4.10
  • Rx Contact Hours:
  • 4.10
  • Edition:
  • 1
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Description

Certified pain educator, Brett Badgley Snodgrass, MS, FNP-C, CPE, FACPP, FAANP dispels common misconceptions about pain and shares clinical pearls of pain and documentation. This course will help you learn to perform a thorough evaluation and assessment of pain, establish the diagnosis of the root cause, manage pain based on severity, and appropriately prescribe opioids. Included cases tie learning to practical application of chronic pain management. Learn how to:

  • Differentiate between goals of acute pain and chronic pain management
  • Take a pain and treatment history
  • Diagnose the cause of the chronic pain
  • Evaluate which therapeutic options will best address the chronic pain
  • Identify when opioids are appropriate, use safe techniques for prescribing, and assess risk of abuse
  • Maintain alertness and minimize adverse effects of therapies
  • Increase patient’s functionality
  • Use a multidisciplinary approach to treatment