This course will discuss pain definitions, pain perception, principles of quality pain management, including therapeutic communication about pain, and prevention of transition to chronic pain, in order to improve understanding of the relationship between the opioid epidemic and pain management. It will also review the literature discussing the relationship between hearing loss and opioid misuse.
This course was created to satisfy the Michigan pain management continuing education requirement for SLPs, though information in it is relevant to all states.
Course created on May 1, 2020
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the relationship between opioid misuse and acute hearing loss.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain how to apply principles of quality pain management.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain how to apply principles of prevention in the context of the transition from acute to chronic pain.
|5-15 Minutes||Opioid and Hearing Loss Literature Review|
|15-20 Minutes||Patient Introduction|
|20-40 Minutes||Principles of Pain Management|
|40-55 Minutes||Prevention of Transition from Acute to Chronic Pain|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
Susan Holmes-Walker, PhD RN, owner and founder of the Sulan Group LLC, is a registered nurse licensed in the states of Michigan and Florida. Dr. Holmes-Walker has experience as an adult pain clinical nurse specialist, case manager, and risk specialist.
Given the current state of the opioid epidemic, Dr. Holmes-Walker’s mission is to provide continuing education to health care professionals to: (1) increase knowledge on the impact of the opioid epidemic; (2) understand the importance of quality pain assessment; and (3) utilizing the principles of prevention to manage and treat acute pain.
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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.
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Kansas Dept for Aging and Disability Services
Approved for 1 continuing education clock hour(s) for Kansas licensed Speech Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. Long-Term Sponsorship number: LTS-S1370.
California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board: SpeechPathology.com is approved by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board as a Continuing Professional Development Provider, approval number PDP 268. This course may meet the requirements for 1 hours of continuing education credit for SLPs as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board. The responsibility for determining whether or not this specific course counts toward an individual's requirements for license renewal is up to the individual. Please refer to the CA state board rules regarding allowable topics and self-study limits: http://www.speechandhearing.ca.gov/licensees/ce_req.shtml. Live webinars on SpeechPathology.com do not count as self-study courses toward California professional development requirements.
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