Pain Science & Practice

Jan, 2014

Participants appropriate for this course are practicing health care professionals such as clinical nurses, advanced practice nurses, physicians, dentists, pharmacists, and other professionals.

Safe and effective pain care is based on rational therapeutics grounded in the neurobiology of pain, pathophysiological mechanisms of pain, pain assessment practices, and principles underlying various treatment options. A collaboration among Penn’s Schools of Dental Medicine, Medicine and Nursing, this course will feature nationally and internationally recognized pain experts who present the latest scientific discoveries and research related to the understanding of various acute and chronic pain states and pain therapies including multimodal analgesia.

This program will engage participants through interactive, problem-based and independent-guided learning to apply research and evidence-based content to the care of patients in primary care, hospital, and other health care settings. Participants will also acquire in-depth knowledge of a pain problem or issue of interest through a group assignment.