This course will focus on speech-language pathology considerations related to interdisciplinary pain assessment and management. The epidemiology of pain, its types, relationship to quality of life, and components of an effective pain management program will be reviewed.
This course was designed to meet the "pain and symptom management" professional development requirement for SLPs licensed in Michigan.
Course created on March 30, 2017
- After this course, participants will be able to identify 5 pain epidemiology statistics contributing to public health burden.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe 3 differences between acute and chronic pain.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify 3 pain evaluation tools.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify 3 pain management techniques.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the therapeutic benefits of integrative pain techniques.
|5-10 Minutes||What is pain?|
|10-15 Minutes||Interdisciplinary pain management|
|15-20 Minutes||The practice of speech-language pathology relating to the public health burden of pain|
|20-30 Minutes||Pain evaluation tools|
|30-50 Minutes||Pain management and integrative techniques|
|50-55 Minutes||Ensuring a quality pain program|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Michelle Tristani, MS, CCC-SLP
Michelle L. Tristani, MS, CCC-SLP, is a Regional Director of Programming and Memory Care with Benchmark Senior Living. She has worked as the National Rehab Clinical Specialist for Speech-Language Pathology with Kindred Healthcare. Michelle holds a BA in English and Communication Disorders from Boston College and an MS in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Rhode Island. She has delivered communication, cognition and swallowing diagnostic and therapeutic services within the adult and geriatric populations since 1991. Having practiced across the continuum of care from acute care to short-term rehab to long-term care, Michelle has specialized in cognitive and swallowing disorders. She has presented at many workshops, conferences and seminars focusing on Alzheimer's disease, assessment and management of cognitive disorders, swallowing disorders in the cognitively impaired patient, speech pathology services in the tracheostomized and ventilator dependent patient, palliative care, and professional I workplace etiquette. Michelle serves as a member of the coordinating committee for the ASHA Special Interest Group in Gerontology. She has published works in the ASHA Perspectives Journal and McKnights Long Term Care Magazine.
Vienna Lafrenz, PhD
Dr. Vienna Lafrenz, PhD, received her Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Pacific University in 1990. She was an adjunct faculty at Pacific University. She served on the corporate faculty for the Pain Collaborative for Kindred Healthcare. Her clinical experience as a staff and supervising OT has been in geriatrics, mental health, long-term care, outpatient, home health and acute care. She has had extensive training and experience in NDT, wound care, urinary continence, faffs management, lymphedema, bariatrics, behavioral psych, manual techniques, MFR, kinesiotaping, complimentary alternative medicine techniques, aromatherapy, acupressure, Reiki Level II practitioner, dementia and cognitive training, visual perceptual evaluation and treatments, physical agent modalities and pain management. She is NDT certified and a Certified Lymphedema Therapist. She was voted Outstanding OT Practitioner in 2005 for the Washington OT Association. She received her Brain mapping and Neurofeedback Certification in March 2015. She graduated with her Ph.D. in Integrative Medicine and Natural Medicine from International Quantum University of Integrative Medicine. Her dissertation focused on the reduction of chronic pain using pulsed ultrasound over acupressure points, demonstrated through brain mapping the clients before and after one treatment, which resulted in a reduction in pain symptoms and resultant changes in the brain. She has her own integrative and natural medicine practice in Washington state and is employed by the University.
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