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Pain Science and Practice » Program Schedule

Friday, January 4, 2013

Time Presentation
10:30 am Course Overview: Interprofessional Education, National Agendas for 2000 to 2010 Decade for Pain, Health Policy and National Initiatives, Epidemiology of Pain
11:30 am Physiology of Pain: Pain Terminology, Characteristics of Pain, Anatomy and Physiology of the Nervous System, Excitatory and Inhibitory Mediators, Pain Modulation
12:15 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Pathophysiology of Pain: Central Sensitization, Neural Plasticity, Wind-Up Phenomenon
2:45 pm Break
3:00 pm Differential Diagnosis for Neuropathic Pain States and Oral/Facial Pain
4:30 pm Interactive Discussion: Problem-Based Learning,Post-Amputation Pain

Saturday, January 5, 21013

Time Presentation
8:30 am Pharmacology of Analgesics: Non-opioids, Opioids, Local Anesthetics, Novel Agents, Analgesic-related Adverse Events, Analgesic Clinical Trials
10:30 am Break
10:45 am Adjuvant Analgesics
12:00 pm Discussion of Evidence-Based Practice Project
12:15 pm Lunch
1:15 pm Pain Measurement, Quality Care Outcomes and Performance Improvement
1:45 pm Pain Assessment Practices for Special Populations Older Adults, Cognitively Impaired, Infants and Children
3:15 pm Interactive Discussion: Problem-Based Learning Herpes Zoster, Osteoarthritis
4:15 pm Meet with Evidence-Based Project, Project Group

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Time Presentation
9:45 am Postoperative Pain: Consequences of Untreated Pain, Technology-Supported Pain Care (e.g., Patient Controlled Analgesia and Epidural Analgesia), Novel Therapies
10:45 am Regional Anesthesia/Analgesia
12:15 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Rehabilitation and Nonpharmacological Interventions for Pain Back Pain
2:00 pm Management of the Complex Patient with Pain: Opioid Use and Misuse, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Medical Home
3:30 pm Interactive Discussion: Problem Based Learning, Chronic Back Pain

Friday, January 11, 2013

Time Presentation
10:30 am Headache Syndromes
11:45 am Interactive Discussion: Problem-Based Learning, Temporal Mandibular Joint (TMJ) Pain
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Pain Treatment Disparities
2:30 pm National Agendas for Palliative Care
3:15 pm Palliative Care Panel Discussion
4:45 pm Interactive Discussion: Problem-Based Learning, Sickle Cell Disease-Related Pain

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Time Presentation
8:30 am EBP Project Group Presentations to Faculty
11:45 am Lunch – Work on Simulation Exercise
1:00 pm Analysis and Critique of Classroom Case Simulations by Faculty and Participants Illustrating Clinical Reasoning, Collaborative Decision Making, Respectful and Skilled Interprofessional Communication, and Collegiality to Ensure Safe and Effective Pain Care
3:15 pm Brief Reports by Participant Groups, Summary and Evaluation

Recommended Textbooks

  • Anand, K.J.S., Stevens B. J., & McGrath P.J. (Eds.). (2007). Pain in Neonates and Infants (3rd ed.). New York: Elsevier.
  • Benzon, H.T., Rathmell, J.P., Wu, C.L., Turk, D.C., & Argoff, C.F. (Eds.). (2008). Raj’s practical management of pain (4th ed.). Philadelphia: Mosby Elsevier.
  • Bountra ,C., Munglani, R., & Schmidt, W. (Eds.) (2003). Pain: Current understanding,
  • Emerging therapies and novel approaches to drug discovery. New York: Marcel Dekker, Inc.
  • Brune, K. & Handwerker H.O. (Eds.). (2004). Hyperalgesia: Molecular mechanisms and clinical implications. Seattle: IASP Press.
  • Carr, D. B., Loeser, J. D., & Morris, D. B. (2005). Narrative, pain and suffering. Progress in pain research and management. Seattle, WA: IASP Press.
  • Hansson, P., Fields, H., Hill, R. & Marchettini, P. (Eds.). (2001). Neuropathic pain: Pathophysiology and treatment. Seattle: IASP Press.
  • Hester, H., Sykes, S, & Peat, S. (Eds.). (2012). Interventional pain control in cancer pain management. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Gibson, S., & Weiner, D.K. (Eds.). (2005). Pain in older persons. Progress in pain research and management (Vol. 35). Seattle, WA: IASP Press.
  • Gloth, M.F. (Ed.). (2010). Handbook of pain relief in older adults. Totowa, NJ: Humana Press.
  • McMahon, S.B., & Koltzenberg, M. (Eds.). (2006). Textbook of pain (5th ed.). Philadelphia: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone.
  • O’Hara, D. (2002). Heal the pain, comfort the spirit: The hows and whys of modern pain treatment. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.
  • Pasero, C., & McCaffery, M. (2011). Pain assessment: and pharmacological management. St. Louis: Mosby Elsevier.
  • Sinatra, R.S., de Leon-Casasola, O.A., Ginsberg, B., & Viscusi, E.R. (Eds.). (2009). Acute pain management. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Wallace, M.S., & Staats, P.S. (2005). Pain medicine and management. Just the facts.New York: McGraw-Hill.

Pain-focused Journals

American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
American Pain Society: APS Bulletin
Anesthesia & Analgesia
Anesthesia Progress
British Dental Journal
Clinical Journal of Pain
Current Headache and Pain Reports
European Journal of Pain
Journal of the American Dental Association
Journal of Pain
Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
Journal of Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy
Journal of Orofacial Pain
Pain Management Nursing
Pain Medicine
Pain Practice
Palliative Medicine

Professional Internet Resources

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