About this Course
Chronic pain is at epidemic levels and has become the highest-cost condition in health care. This course uses evidence-based science with creative and experiential learning to better understand chronic pain conditions and how they can be prevented through self-management in our cognitive, behavioral, physical, emotional, spiritual, social, and environmental realms. The goal of this course is to blend creative, experiential, and evidence-based teaching strategies to help participants understand chronic pain conditions and how a human systems approach can be applied to self-management strategies to reduce risk factors, enhance protective factors, and prevent chronic pain. There are four major objectives to the course; 1. Describe the prevalence, personal impact, and health care dilemma associated with chronic pain. 2. Recognize the clinical characteristics and underlying etiology of several common pain conditions and the peripheral, central, and genetic mechanisms of chronic pain 3. Based on the literature associated with risk and protective factors in the seven realms of our lives, learn specific strategies in each realm that can be employed daily to prevent chronic pain and enhance wellness. 4. Appreciate the value of a human systems approach to health care and how it can provide a basis for integrative, interdisciplinary, and individualized care to preventing pain and enhancing wellness. CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT OPTION Accreditation Statement: University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. American Medical Association (AMA) The University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 24.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) This activity is awarded up to 24.0 ANCC contact hours. Other Health Care Professionals Other health care professionals who participate in this CE activity may submit this certificate statement of participation to their appropriate accrediting organizations or state boards for consideration of credit. The participant is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education. Registration and disclosure information is available here at http://z.umn.edu/chronicpain and pay the additional fee. Then, email your Coursera certificate statement of completion to cme@umn.edu.
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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3 hours to complete

Introduction to the Course (Week 1)

In this first module, we will introduce you to the course and present an overview of the topics to be discussed and format of the course. We will also present information about receiving Continuing Education, joining the International Myopain Society, and supporting the Campaign for Preventing Chronic Pain...
Reading
9 videos (Total 79 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
Video9 videos
Course Overview (v2) 21m
Introduction to the Last Scroll (v2) 7m
International Myopain Society Introduction 3m
The Campaign for Preventing Pain and Addiction4m
1 The Prevalence of Chronic Pain 7m
2 The Health Care Dilemma that Chronic Pain Poses 12m
3 A New Paradigm 9m
Preface to The Last Scroll (v2) 7m
Reading6 readings
Weekly Overview10m
Getting Started10m
Syllabus10m
Paper on Preventing Chronic Pain: The MOOC10m
Meet the Faculty10m
Outline of The Dilemma of Chronic Pain10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Module Quiz: Health Care Dilemma12m

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4 hours to complete

The Problem of Chronic Pain (Week 2)

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Reading
16 videos (Total 140 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
Video16 videos
2 Characteristics of a Pain Evaluation 16m
3 Patient Interviews 1m
4 Assess Your Seven Realms5m
Last Scroll: The Nightmare from The Last Scroll6m
Patient Interview 1: Angie7m
Patient Interview 2: Bernie7m
Patient Interview 3: Lorrie5m
Patient Interview 4 : Chantelle11m
Patient Interview 5: Lydia8m
1 The Biomedical Model versus a Human Systems Approach 8m
2 Holistic complexity: "The whole is greater than the sum of its parts" 12m
3 Chaos Theory: Small changes, big impact 7m
4 How do you want to be? 3m
Cybernetics: the cycles of our lives 17m
Last Scroll: Balance in the Seven Realms v26m
Reading3 readings
Weekly Overview10m
Outline:The Personal Impact of Chronic Pain10m
Outline: The Balance between Health and Illness10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Module Quiz: Personal Impact of Chronic Pain16m
Module Quiz: The Balance Between Health and Illness16m

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5 hours to complete

Common Pain Conditions and their Mechanisms (Week 3)

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Reading
14 videos (Total 185 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
Video14 videos
2 Myofascial Pain: Causes 15m
3 Myofascial Pain: Perpetuating factors 22m
4 Myofascial Pain: Trigger point examination 18m
5 Myofascial Pain: Management strategies 23m
Clinic Trigger Points Demo 1m
Last Scroll: The Rule of Moderation v32m
1 The Impact 13m
2 Common Orofacial Disorders 12m
3 Temporomandibular Disorder 12m
4 Risk and Protective Factors 15m
5 Treatment of TMD 21m
6 Prevention of TMD 8m
Last Scroll: Rule of Being: Virtues, Vices, and Energy v2l5m
Reading4 readings
Weekly Overview10m
Outline: Myofascial Pain10m
Update on myofascial pain and fibromyalgia10m
Handout: TMD and Orofacial Pain10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Module Quiz: Myofascial Pain30m
Module Quiz: TMD and Orofacial Pain 26m

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6 hours to complete

Common Pain Conditions and their Mechanisms (Week 4)

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Reading
16 videos (Total 275 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
Video16 videos
2 Understanding Your Headache 8m
3 Headache Diagnosis 6m
4 Headache Triggers and Contributing Factors 5m
5 What About Muscle Dysfunction? 7m
6 Transformation of Episodic to Chronic Heachache 18m
7 Managing Headaches: An individualized treatment plan 8m
8 Treatment Planning: Simple to complex 6m
Last Scroll: The Vacation v25m
1 Presentation 25m
2 Diagnosis 35m
3 Severity 23m
4 Misconceptions 24m
5 Medication Management (1:02:57)2m
6 Lifestyle Management29m
Last Scroll: The Rule of Gatherings3m
Reading3 readings
Weekly Overview10m
Handouts for Headache10m
Handout: New Developments in the Management of Fibromyalgia Syndrome10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Module Quiz: Headache16m
Module Quiz: Fibromyalgia16m

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3 hours to complete

Common Pain Conditions and their Mechanisms (Week 5)

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Reading
11 videos (Total 144 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Video11 videos
2 Arthritis: Risk and protective factors 7m
3 Strategies to Manage Arthritis Pain 5m
4 Screening for Functional Mobility 6m
Last Scroll: The Attraction v24m
1 Chronic Pain Scope and Nature of the Problem 14m
2 Peripheral and Central Neural Mechanisms of Pain 25m
3 Molecular Pathways of Persistent Pain 29m
4 The Overlapping Features of Chronic Pain Conditions 9m
5 Personalized Care for Chronic Pain 24m
Last Scroll: The Human Spirit v25m
Reading2 readings
Weekly Overview10m
Handout on Arthritis10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Module Quiz: Arthritis10m
Module Quiz: Chronic Pain Mechanisms20m

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4 hours to complete

Risk and Protective Factors in the Seven Realms (Week 6)

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Reading
13 videos (Total 128 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
Video13 videos
2 Repetitive Strain 12m
3 Postural Strain 10m
4 Exercise 6m
5 Preventing Injury 13m
Clinic Demo: Exercises 6m
Clinic Demo: Stretching 7m
Last Scroll: The Blessing of Health4m
1 The Cognitive Dimension of The Pain Experience: Understanding and expectation 13m
2 Self-efficacy and Self-management 8m
3 Resilience and Adaptation to Change 14m
4 Embracing Change: Improving resilience 12m
Last Scroll: Energy Thieves v25m
Reading3 readings
Weekly Overview10m
Handouts on the Body10m
Outline for The Mind10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Module Quiz: Body20m
Module Quiz: The Mind: The Cognitive Dimension38m

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4 hours to complete

Risk and Protective Factors in the Seven Realms (Week 7)

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Reading
12 videos (Total 151 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
Video12 videos
2 Neuroplasticity: Mechanisms for Social Risk 8m
3 Abuse, Conflict, and Social Stressors: Inner Conflict and Pain 8m
4 Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD) and Chronic Pain 11m
5 Occupational Stress, Secondary Gain, Disability and Chronic Pain 16m
6 Social Support and Positive Relationships: Protective Factors 15m
Last Scroll: The Conflict5m
1 Negative Emotions are Risk Factors for Chronic Pain 17m
2 Protective Factors: Managing negative emotions and harnessing positive psychology for healing16m
3 Self-management of Chronic and Daily Emotional Challenges for Physical Relief 19m
4 Experiential Exercises for Self Regulation17m
Last Scroll: Emotion and Fear v25m
Reading3 readings
Weekly Overview10m
Handouts for Society and Pain10m
Handouts for Emotions and Pain10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Module Quiz: Society10m
Module Quiz: Emotional Challenges14m

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4 hours to complete

Risk and Protective Factors in the Seven Realms (Week 8)

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Reading
16 videos (Total 165 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
Video16 videos
2 Sleep and Chronic Pain 12m
3 Diet and Chronic Pain 20m
4 Obesity, Eating Disorders, and Chronic Pain 13m
5 Chemicals: Medication, Smoking, Alcohol and Recreational Drug Use 10m
6 Daily routines (Activity Level, Balance, Pacing, Timing, and Variation) 10m
Video Exercise: Guided Relaxation 10m
Last Scroll: Prosperity v25m
1 Environmental Risks and their Impact on Chronic Pain 10m
2 Motor Vehicle Accidents and Chronic Pain 11m
3 Personal Accidents and Chronic Pain 6m
4 Medical and Dental Treatment Risks and Chronic Pain 6m
5 Infection Risk: Staying Clean, Infection Free, and Healthy 8m
6 Pollution: Air, Noise, Vibration, and Weather 14m
7 Protect Yourself: Environmental Changes to Prevent Chronic Pain 9m
Last Scroll: The Festival v26m
Reading3 readings
Weekly Overview10m
Handout: Lifestyles and Pain10m
Handout: Environment and Pain10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Module Quiz: The Lifestyle Realm20m
Module Quiz: The Environment20m

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3 hours to complete

Risk and Protective Factors in the Seven Realms (Week 9)

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Reading
13 videos (Total 109 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
Video13 videos
2 The Perils of Perception: The Effects of Stress on Mind, Body, and Emotions 11m
3 Coming Back to Yourself: The Efficacy of Compassion and Mindfulness 15m
4 Exercises: Breathing, Relaxation, and Mindfulness Meditation 20m
Last Scroll: The Blessing of Love v2 Last4m
1 Outcome Present State Test (OPT) Model 5m
2 Knowledge Representation and Framing 6m
3 Clinical Reasoning Web 7m
4 Listening and Understanding People's Stories 2m
5 Creating and Activating Clinical Reasoning Dynamics 3m
6 The Complementary Nature of Problems and Outcomes 4m
7 The Four Cs of Clinical Judgment 11m
Last Scroll: The Leaning Tower and Fear v25m
Reading3 readings
Weekly Overview10m
Handout: Spirit and Pain10m
Handout: The Patient's Story10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Module Quiz: Spirit: Gaining insight, hope, and purpose16m
Module Quiz: The Patient's Story24m

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6 hours to complete

Implementing Transformative Care (Week 10)

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Reading
20 videos (Total 265 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Video20 videos
2 Implementing Transformative Care: The Case of Mona Lisa 16m
3 What Interventions Work for Chronic Pain? 16m
4 What about Opioids to Prevent Chronic Pain? 8m
5 What about Surgery to Prevent Chronic Pain? 7m
6 Developing a Transformative Treatment Plan 10m
7 Take-home Messages about Chronic Pain 9m
Last Scroll: Energy of the 7 Realms v24m
Transformative Care: Patient Interview 1: Janet18m
Transformative Care: Patient Interview 2: Brianna20m
1 Provider Interview: Dr. Karen Lawson20m
2 Provider Interview: Dr. Miles Belgrade10m
3 Provider Interview: Dr. Stefan Friedrichsdorf11m
4 Provider Interview: Dr. Mary Jo Kreitzer16m
5 Provider Interview: Dr. Matt Monsein15m
6 Provider Interview: Dr. Bill Manahan17m
1 Why improve our health care system?11m
2 Barriers to improving health care 11m
3 Transforming our health care system 12m
4 Who can improve the health care system? 11m
Reading4 readings
Weekly Overview10m
Handout: Implementing Transformative Care10m
Handout: Improving the health care system10m
Course Evaluation10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Module Quiz: Transformative Health Care20m
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50%

started a new career after completing these courses
Briefcase

83%

got a tangible career benefit from this course
Money

14%

got a pay increase or promotion

Top Reviews

By DAJan 20th 2018

This program is helping me understand chronic pain better than I could from studying for years! I'm positive that this will make me a better provider.

By CSOct 11th 2017

Very informative! Lots of food for thought as a patient....need to redo the lessons again to fully digest it all. Well worth your time!

Instructor

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Dr. James Fricton, DDS, MS

Professor and Pain Specialist

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    Accreditation Statement: University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

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    American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) This activity is awarded up to 24.0 ANCC contact hours.

    Other Health Care Professionals Other health care professionals who participate in this CE activity may submit this statement of participation to their appropriate accrediting organizations or state boards for consideration of credit. The participant is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.

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