Pharmacological Pain Management in Rehabilitation, 8/12/2024


About the Course:
This course is intended to instruct the professional to be aware of the multiple ways to control pain to attempt to decrease drug addiction related to pain control. 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Recognize the primary pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic factors involved in drug therapy and understand important factors as they relate to classes of drugs used to control pain.
  • Identify the general drug classes, mechanisms of action, risk-benefit ratio, and implications on rehabilitative interventions for the pharmacological agents routinely prescribed for pain control.
  • Identify the possible effects of drug therapy and various drug-drug interactions on the effectiveness of rehabilitative interventions and functional outcomes in the physical therapy client/patient.

About the Author:
Dr. Tinsley, PhD, PT, NCS received her Master’s in Physical Therapy from Texas Woman’s University in 1986 and her PhD in Neuropharmacology from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-Shreveport in 1999.  Dr. Tinsley has been on faculty at LSU Health-Shreveport for 31 years.  She is the Assistant Vice-Chancellor of Institutional Advancement at LSU Health – Shreveport.  She holds joint appointments of Associate Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Science, the Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Neuroscience and the Department of Neurology, LSU Health – Shreveport. In February, 2017, she was named the first Richard C. Parks Endowed Professor in Neurological Rehabilitation by LSU Health.  Dr. Tinsley teaches medical pharmacology and Neuroscience in the School of Allied Health Professions.  She is a Board Certified Neurologic Physical Therapist and recently served as Interim Program Director of the Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency Program at LSU Health-Shreveport Rehabilitation Faculty Clinic.  Dr. Tinsley is also the Assistant Director Neurologic Rehabilitation in the new LSU Health Shreveport Center for Brain Health.  She has presented both internationally and nationally as well as numerous continuing education seminars on the topics of pharmacology and neurologic rehabilitation.  In addition, she has served on the ABPTS Academy of Content Experts.  Dr. Tinsley has published in the area of pharmacology and rehabilitation.  She has an active clinical practice in the area of neurological rehabilitation as well as an active clinical research agenda.  Dr. Tinsley has been honored as a Visiting Scholar at the renowned Valens Rehabilitation Clinic in Valens, Switzerland.   

How to Receive Credit  

  • View the entire recording which requires a 4-hour commitment of time.
  • After completion of the course, complete the final examination. A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning outcomes as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.  
  • Note to Nursing professionals: Depending on your state requirements, you will be asked to either affirm that you have completed the course, or you will be required to complete the Post-test included in the course.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion. 

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
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