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Chronic Pain ManagementPlanPain ManagementOpiod Addiction And Abuse Treatment

Learner Career Outcomes

67%

started a new career after completing these courses

41%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

19%

got a pay increase or promotion
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Beginner Level
Approx. 40 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Introduction to the Course (Week 1)

3 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 79 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
9 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
6 readings
Weekly Overview10m
Getting Started10m
Syllabus10m
Paper on Preventing Chronic Pain: The MOOC10m
Meet the Faculty10m
Outline of The Dilemma of Chronic Pain10m
1 practice exercise
Module Quiz: Health Care Dilemma12m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

The Problem of Chronic Pain (Week 2)

4 hours to complete
16 videos (Total 140 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
16 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
3 readings
Weekly Overview10m
Outline:The Personal Impact of Chronic Pain10m
Outline: The Balance between Health and Illness10m
2 practice exercises
Module Quiz: Personal Impact of Chronic Pain16m
Module Quiz: The Balance Between Health and Illness16m
Week
3

Week 3

5 hours to complete

Common Pain Conditions and their Mechanisms (Week 3)

5 hours to complete
14 videos (Total 185 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
14 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
4 readings
Weekly Overview10m
Outline: Myofascial Pain10m
Update on myofascial pain and fibromyalgia10m
Handout: TMD and Orofacial Pain10m
2 practice exercises
Module Quiz: Myofascial Pain30m
Module Quiz: TMD and Orofacial Pain 26m
Week
4

Week 4

6 hours to complete

Common Pain Conditions and their Mechanisms (Week 4)

6 hours to complete
16 videos (Total 275 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
16 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)1h 2m
6 Lifestyle Management29m
Last Scroll: The Rule of Gatherings3m
3 readings
Weekly Overview10m
Handouts for Headache10m
Handout: New Developments in the Management of Fibromyalgia Syndrome10m
2 practice exercises
Module Quiz: Headache16m
Module Quiz: Fibromyalgia16m

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