This course will provide a broad introduction to the most up to date pain neurophysiology, and the application of the biopsychosocial model of pain to the scope of occupational therapy in the treatment of acute pain. A multitude of holistic interventions to address when working with clients with acute pain will then be discussed, with an emphasis on achieving increased occupational engagement and self-management of pain interference. This is Day 5 of a virtual conference on pain management.
Course created on February 5, 2021
Course Type: Video, Text
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.1 Introductory, OT Service Delivery, 01499; CE Broker/1.0 Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC), CE Broker #20-813236; IACET/0.1; NBCOT PDUs/1.25 Beginner, Rehabilitation
- After this course, participants will be able to recognize how the scope of occupational therapy can address acute pain interference to promote improved client outcomes.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify at least 2 metaphors and/or educational stories to be utilized to explain pain science concepts to clients.
- After this course, participants will be able to list at least 3 holistic pain treatment interventions you can now incorporate with your clients with acute pain.
|5-10 Minutes||Explanation of updated pain neurophysiology|
|10-15 Minutes||Client related factors that influence pain experience; IASP OT pain curriculum; nervous system sensitivity and role of fear/stress/sympathetic nervous system response and pain|
|15-20 Minutes||Nociceptive versus neuropathic versus nociplastic pain. Fear-Avoidance Model; Risk of Acute to Chronic Pain Transition|
|20-25 Minutes||Safe healing environment and pain experience|
|25-35 Minutes||Emotional well-being and pain|
|35-40 Minutes||Pacing strategies, graded exposure, religion and pain experience, humor/laughter and pain experience, social support and pain experience|
|40-50 Minutes||Sleep/sleep hygiene and pain (including acute care study); slow controlled breathing; Relaxation techniques and interventions|
|50-55 Minutes||Case Study; Final Recommendations for how to prioritize interventions|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
MS, OTR/L, FPS, Cert-APHPT
Megan O. Doyle is an occupational therapist who has practiced in a variety of healthcare settings, currently working for St. Luke's Health System in Boise, ID at their Elks Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital. She was drawn to pain science as an OT due to occupational therapy's scope of practice being rooted in mental and behavioral health, in addition to the promotion of self-management strategies for clients. She recently achieved a Fellowship in Pain Sciences through Evidence in Motion/International Spine & Pain Institute, of which she is only the second OT practitioner to do so. She not only delivers pain neuroscience education (PNE) and interventions one on one to clients, but she also provides guidance towards comprehensively integrating non-pharmacological pain treatment and PNE for all patients via an interdisciplinary perspective, especially in the treatment of acute pain in her health system. Megan has presented on a multitude of pain-related topics at the state and national level, both to occupational therapy and multidisciplinary audiences.
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