Pain Assessment and Management: The Role of Occupational Therapy, 3rd Edition

About the Course
The goal of this course is to provide evidence-based practices that the occupational therapy practitioner can use when working with clients who have pain and to demonstrate the need for the occupational therapy practitioner’s role on pain management teams. 

Learning Objectives 
  • Define the physiology and perception of pain. 
  • Identify appropriate measures to assess pain. 
  • Describe difficult-to-diagnose pain conditions. 
  • Summarize the different mechanisms of pain relief, including considerations across the life span and pain management barriers
  • Describe the interprofessional team approach to treating pain. 
  • Identify preparatory, purposeful, and occupation-based interventions used with clients with pain. 
  • Describe the role of mind/body techniques in managing pain. 

About the Author
Kimberly A. Davis, OTD, MS, OTR/L, received her bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from the University of New England in 1992 and practiced in inpatient mental health with a focus on working with those with substance use disorder until 2003. In 1998, she completed her master’s degree at the University of New Hampshire, and in 2005, her doctorate of occupational therapy (OTD) at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. Beginning in 2003, she made the formal transition into academia at Husson University. She currently works with the homeless population, assisting them with gaining skills needed for a return to independent living. She also maintains a connection to clinical practice, providing rehabilitative services to clients with dementia. Dr. Davis is currently an associate professor in the masters of occupational therapy program at Husson University, Bangor, Maine. 

How to Receive Credit
  • Read the entire course online or in print.
  • Answer the final examination questions at the end of the course. A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

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