This course provides an overview of occupational therapy’s role with patients who live with chronic pain in an era when people need alternatives to pain medication. It provides evidence-based information and attempts to quell the myths about chronic pain. This is Day 1 of a virtual conference on pain management.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify different kinds of pain.
- After this course, participants will be able to list occupational therapy’s roles with pain patients.
- After this course, participants will be able to recognize the impact of pain on occupation and participation in the lives of people who experience chronic pain.
- After this course, participants will be able to list 5 things occupational therapists can do to contribute to pain management and education of patients in pain.
|0-5 Minutes||Introduction – what does the literature tell us about what OTs know about chronic pain?|
|5-10 Minutes||CDC Guidelines for prescribing opioids, and resulting lack of access to pain medication – Opioid use disorder; implications for occupational therapy practice|
|10-20 Minutes||Different types of pain, definitions, examples impact on society and daily life|
|20-30 Minutes||Pain and occupational therapy; role of occupational therapy;Occupational therapy as an alternative to opioids and other medications|
|30-45 Minutes||Occupational therapy intervention approaches– persons, tasks and environment|
|45-55 Minutes||Case studies|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
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