"You're Helping Me Find Myself Again": Addressing Acute Pain Through the Power of the Biopsychosocial Model | OT CEU
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"You're Helping Me Find Myself Again": Addressing Acute Pain Through the Power of the Biopsychosocial Model
Tuesday, December 27, 2022
4 pm - 7 pm (Pacific)
5 pm - 8 pm (Mountain)
6 pm - 9 pm (Central)
7 pm - 10 pm (Eastern)
$60 | 3 Contact Hour, 0.30 CEUs
Occupational therapy practitioners work with many clients who are affected by acute pain. Studies show that if acute pain is not adequately addressed it can lead to an increased risk of transition to chronic pain. In addition to physiological effects, inadequately controlled acute pain is also associated with a high incidence of psychological complications, including acute stress disorder, adjustment disorder, substance abuse and depression (Jones, Southerland, & Catalani, 2017).
This occupational therapy continuing education course explains the treatment of acute pain within the biopsychosocial model as applied to the scope of occupational therapy. During the course, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants will grow their understanding of how to decrease their client's fear, anxiety, and stress regarding pain by utilizing graded exposure for occupation-based tasks. This course will provide recommendations for integrating therapeutic use of self when training clients to strategies that they can use to promote wellness and pain management.
The interactive live webinar will facilitate a dialogue around a case study threaded through the course. OTAs and OTs will have the opportunity to reflect on their own practice and how to translate the knowledge from the course straight into their own OT practice to help clients have successful outcomes.
This occupational therapy continuing education course uses the following instructional methods: visual aides (ie slides), discussion board, guided note taking, and learning, and practice opportunities.
Megan Doyle, MS, OTR/L, TPS, PFS, Cert-APHPT
Identify the biological, psychological, and social aspects of the Biopyschosocial Model of Pain that fall within the scope of occupational therapy and can be applied to decrease acute pain interference to promote improved client outcomes
- Recognize at least three occupation-based activities that can be facilitated to increase successful occupational engagements for clients with acute pain
- Describe at least five holistic pain self-management strategies that can be incorporated into current treatment plans for clients with acute pain
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Megan obtained a MS in Occupational Therapy from Indiana University in 2012 and has worked in a multitude of settings focused on adult populations including acute care, long term care, work site injury prevention, and outpatient ortho/neuro/post-concussion. Currently, she serves as Rehab Clinical Program Manager-Outpatient Chronic Pain & Occupational Therapist at St. Luke’s Health System in Boise, Idaho. During her OT career, she has been drawn to focusing on holistic pain intervention from an occupation-based perspective, health and wellness, and mental health. In 2017, Megan obtained her Therapeutic Pain Specialist Certification through the International Spine & Pain Institute (ISPI), one of the first OTs to do so, and eventually she sought out Fellowship in Pain Sciences, graduating from this program as the second OT practitioner to achieve this designation in 2020. She has also achieved her Applied Prevention Health Promotion Therapist Certification in 2018 through The Academy of Prevention and Health Promotion Therapies, the first occupational therapy practitioner to do so. She is slated to co-author the chapter “Pain Management” in the upcoming 3rd edition of “OT in Acute Care.” She is INCREDIBLY passionate and truly in love with the scope of practice that occupational therapy provides, and this is exactly why she became involved with the Idaho Occupational Therapy Association (IOTA) currently serving as their President-Elect. Her passion is fueled each and every day by her husband, Joe who works full time as a Major in the National Guard and her two children, 6-year-old James and 2-year-old Morgan.
Read her paper "Non-Pharmacological Pain Self-Management in an Inpatient Rehabilitation Setting: An Exploratory Quality Improvement Study"
Financial: Megan is compensated as an Aspire OT instructor.
Non Financial: Megan serves on the Idaho Occupational Therapy Association Board.
Payment of the course in full
Attend webinar in its entirety
Complete and pass attestation of attendance
Complete the post course evaluation
Pass the course exam with a score of 70% or greater
No refunds will be issued after a course has been attended for more than 30 minutes. Partial credit will not be issued.
Provider cancellations: In the event of inclement weather or other event resulting in the inability for a live course to be provided within the scheduled time, learners will be offered an alternate date or a full refund for registration paid.