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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

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Beginner Level

Approx. 8 hours to complete

Suggested: 9 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Learners taking this Course are

  • Therapists
  • Medical Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Researchers

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
5 hours to complete

Pain

8 videos (Total 45 min), 8 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
What is Pain?7m
How is Pain Transmitted6m
Barriers to Pain Control6m
Pain Assessment Basics6m
Other Things to Know About Pain6m
A Conversation Between Francis, Mildred, and Harri3m
Assessing Pain in the Nonverbal or Cognitively Impaired6m
8 readings
About Us: Palliative Care Specialization Team at CU Anschutz10m
Introduction to Pain Information10m
What is Pain?1h
How Pain is Transmitted20m
Barriers to Pain Control10m
Pain Assessment Basics45m
Francis and Mildred Case Story and Story and Case Study: Background10m
How Do You Know a Person Has Pain If They Can't Tell You?1h
1 practice exercise
Pain Assessment30m
Week
2
4 hours to complete

Non-Pharmacological pain treatment

6 videos (Total 40 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
Integrative Therapies6m
Traditional Body-based Therapies8m
Nontraditional Body-based Therapies5m
Mind Body Therapies6m
Topical Therapies5m
6 readings
Many Dimensions of Pain1h
Integrative Therapies10m
Traditional Body-based Therapies10m
Nontraditional Body-based Therapies10m
Mind Body Therapies10m
Topical Therapies1h
1 practice exercise
Non-Pharmacological Pain Treatment Assessment30m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

medication management (including over the counter and non-opioid medicines)

4 videos (Total 17 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
What Non-Opioids to Use and When? Part 13m
What Non-Opioids to Use and When? Part 24m
Common Side Effects3m
3 readings
Easing Pain with Non-Opioid15m
What Non-Opioid to Use and When?30m
Common Side Effects40m
1 practice exercise
Medication Management Assessment20m
Week
4
3 hours to complete

Opioids, safety, and addiction

5 videos (Total 26 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Opioids in Pill and IV Form4m
Changing From One Opioid to Another - Part 15m
Changing From One Opioid to Another - Part 26m
Addiction, Pseudo-Addiction, Physical Dependence, and Tolerance5m
4 readings
Easing Pain with Opioids20m
Opioids in Pill and IV Form20m
Changing From One Opioid to Another30m
Addiction, Pseudo-Addiction, Physical Dependence, and Tolerance45m
1 practice exercise
Opioid Safety and Addiction Assessment30m
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Top reviews from Pain Management: Easing Pain in Palliative Care

By NJApr 22nd 2019

I found this course so very useful in gaining information about pain management. Very informative and a pleasure to work my way through the course. My thanks to the educators and course organisers.

By CODec 27th 2018

Wonderful course, a lot of information, easy to understand, excellent and enthusiastic presentation! I love it!

Instructors

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Regina Fink

Associate Professor
General Internal Medicine
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Maurice Scott

MD
University of Colorado - Palliative Medicine
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Kelly Arora

Co-Director, Interprofessional Graduate Certificate & Master of Science in Palliative Care (MSPC), Allied Health Professionals
University
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Amos Bailey

Director, Interprofessional Graduate Palliative Care Certificate/Master of Science in Palliative Care
Internal Medicine University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
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Nancy Robertson

Nurse Practitioner
University of Colorado Anschutz medical Campus

About University of Colorado System

The University of Colorado is a recognized leader in higher education on the national and global stage. We collaborate to meet the diverse needs of our students and communities. We promote innovation, encourage discovery and support the extension of knowledge in ways unique to the state of Colorado and beyond....

About the Palliative Care: It's Not Just Hospice Anymore Specialization

People living with serious, life-limiting, chronic illness experience significant suffering. Fortunately there are new and developing treatments which may cure some and improve survival for many people living with serious illness. However, seriously ill people and their loved ones still experience many distressing physical symptoms as well as spiritual, social and psychological distress. There is much we can do to support people to live well with serious and life-limiting illness by understanding the causes of suffering, using effective communications, and incorporating careful assessments and interventions designed to address specific needs. The Palliative Care: It’s not Just Hospice Specialization covers core concepts on the nature of suffering and demonstrates how to evaluate suffering and illustrates this in realistic patient scenarios. In subsequent weeks we learn and practice specific skills to improve communication with patients and families to help them express their experience, express and understand their core goals and values and our own empathic response. You will also learn about specific problems such as physical pain, fatigue and shortness of breath as well as psychological issues such as depression and anxiety. In addition, spiritual and social distress will be discussed with a focus on the practical evaluation and management of these challenges. All of these skills will enable you to support people to live active and full lives despite serious illness....
Palliative Care: It's Not Just Hospice Anymore

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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