Stop the Hurt: Physiology & Management of Acute & Chronic Pain – Sean G. Smith
Stop it before it starts! Stop it when it starts! Pain in high-acuity areas can be complex and challenging. Get the latest in pain assessment and management techniques for some of your most critical patients. Begin with the end in mind… by understanding the mechanisms by which the body perceives, reacts and adapts to pain, you will gain insight and understanding into holistic proactive management strategies for pain… from reflex arcs to opioid receptors, we will discuss and demystify the mechanisms and modalities of managing acute and chronic pain! Learn strategies for drug seeking patients, proactive pre- and post-procedural medications, holistic interventions, and more in this interactive presentation!
- Recognize the role of neuroanatomy and neurotransmitters related to sensation, transmission, and management of pain and how they relate to pharmacological treatment.
- Identify signs of adaptive responses to pain in terms of acute and chronic etiologies.
- Apply the latest in individual interventions and holistic strategies to treat acute and chronic pain and how to apply to specific patients in the critical care setting.
- Predict common triggers for both acute and chronic pain states and gain familiarity with proactive preemptive pain prevention.