Pain Training List
Pain Management Education Videoconferences
This curriculum of videoconferences has been developed by the University of Washington TelePain program to increase the knowledge and skills of community practice providers who treat patients with chronic pain. This series is particularly useful for clinicians treating non-cancer pain patients who are high risk and/or have poor outcomes related to the use of high dose opioids. For more information on these videoconferences or pain education, contact University of Washington TelePain.
1. The Pain Assessment
Learn how to assess pain using standard instruments for measuring function, mood, sleep, risks, and treatment adherence, and when to seek expert help for poorly controlled chronic pain and/or when treatment risks are identified.
2. Functional Assessment of Pain
Learn how to make and use proper evaluation of functional impairment in addition to diagnosis in the chronic pain patient to identify treatment options.
3. Addiction Assessment
Learn the importance of and how to assess addiction in pain treatment, the relevance of DSM-5 definitions, and how to monitor and respond to aberrant behaviors during treatment.
4. Addiction Treatment
Review DSM-5 criteria for addiction and learn about opioid addiction treatment.
5. Establishing a Pain Diagnosis
Learn how to categorize painful conditions from duration, type and location, and recognize co-occurring conditions.
6. Urine Drug Toxicology
Understand the policy, practice, and interpretation of urine drug toxicology.
7. Opioids and Med Calculation
Learn about opioids and how to calculate morphine equivalency.
8. Chronic Opioid Care Agreements
Learn about opioid care agreements, what they are and how to use them as part of a chronic pain management plan.
9. Prescription Monitoring Program: A Tool in Patient Care
Learn about the prescription monitoring program and how to access, use, and interact with it.
10. Introducing the Pain Tracker Tool
Learn about the PainTracker web-based pain tracking tool used to track chronic pain patients' responses to treatment.
11. Non-Opioid Clinical Pharmacology in Chronic Pain Management
Learn about poly-therapy approaches to pain management that include non-opioid pharmacology and non-pharmacological approaches to chronic pain management.
12. Treament of Anxiety Disorders in Patients with Chronic Pain
Learn about anxiety, anxiety disorders, their incidence and treatment in patients with chronic pain.
13. Depression and Chronic Pain: Chicken, Egg, or Twins?
Learn about co-occurrence of depression and chronic pain and the implications for adequately treating both pain and depression.
14. PTSD for the Primary Care Physician: How to Diagnose and Behavioral How To's
Learn about assessing and diagnosing post-traumatic stress disorder, overlapping PTSD and chronic pain, and behavioral treatment approaches.
15. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain: A Primary Care Perspective
Understand the non-pharmacologic pain management options available, focussing on cognitive behavioral therapy approaches for empowering patients to help themselves.
16. Behavioral Principles in Exercise for Chronic Pain
Learn how primary care providers can get the most out of physical therapy for chronic pain patients.
S.1. Methadone for Pain: A Guide for Prescribers
Understand the indications for methadone use, risks, how to prescribe safely, and how to apply guidelines for opioid monitoring.
S.2.1. Sleep and Pain: Part I
Understand the background of the relationship between sleep disorders and chronic pain, and the interactions of pain medications and sleep.
S.2.2. Sleep and Pain: Part II
Understanding sleep disturbances such as sleep apnea and considerations for pharmacological treatments for chronic pain.
S.2.3. Developing the Habit of Sleeping Well
Understand the viscious cycle of sleep and chronic pain, and how to develop better sleep habits to improve quality of life and reduced pain interference.
S.3. Disability Management for Treating Physicians
Learn how to interact with patients with disabilities who are in workers' compensation and other parts of the disabilities system.
S.4. Disability Assessment and Management in Chronic Pain
Understanding functional impairment vs. diagnosis to inform treatment in disabling chronic pain.
S.5. Integrative Medicine: Mitigation of Risk
Understand why patients turn to alternative and complementary approaches for pain management and how to help patients use these approaches for pain relief.
S.6. Pediatric Chronic Pain: Central Sensitization
Understand central sensitization, functional gastrointestinal disorders, headache, and other pain problems in children and effective approaches for treatment.
S.7. Common Disorders of Pain in Primary Care
Know the characteristics of pain disorders commonly managed in primary care, familiarize with non-drug treatment options, and learn how to effectively use pharmacologic treatments for pain.