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NHPCC Engage Webinar

Learning From Each Other: It Takes a Team to Take on Chronic Pain

Original Webinar Date: July 26, 2024

 from 12:30 pm

 - 1:30 pm



During this session, Nancy Durben, physical therapist with Oregon Health Sciences University HTC, and Dr. Kim Mauer, physician and pain specialist also with Oregon Health Sciences University Comprehensive Pain Center, will discuss how to move away from fear and shame in pain management. Dr. Kim Mauer will discuss a range of options for pain management, including medication, procedures with smaller needles, and integrated therapies that have been shown to be effective. Dr. Mauer will also share her approach to normalizing discussions about opioids and highlight the role of suboxone in the pain management toolkit. Nancy Durben will present current research and guidelines for physical therapy in pain management for bleeding disorders, and address how a physical therapist can help bring back the joy of movement to patients, even in the context of chronic pain. She will also talk about how certain language and wording can be integrated into patient visits for supportive discussions about pain and pain management. All HTC disciplines are welcome and encouraged to join us for this session! Note: This is the second webinar in our 3-part series on pain and pain management running June-August 2024.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
  • Discuss approaches to talking about pain with patients, including ways to normalize discussions about pain and de-stigmatize pain.
  • Identify specific pain management options (medications, procedures, and more) for bleeding disorders patients.
  • Articulate current physical therapy research and guidelines on pain management.
  • Nancy Durben,S.P.T., PT, PCS, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Oregon Health Sciences University
  • Kim Mauer, M.D., Vice Chair for Pain Management, Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, School of Medicine, Oregon Health Sciences University