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NHPCC Engage Webinar

This Won’t be Painful: Innovative techniques for Addressing Patient Pain

Original Webinar Date: June 17, 2024

 from 2:00 pm

 - 3:00 pm



Pain is often a constant companion for a person with a bleeding disorder. Infusions, injections, and bleeds can create physical pain. Current research demonstrates that pain can be present for all severities of bleeding disorders and shows that psychological pain is also often present in the form of anxiety and depression. In the past, medical interventions were medication and surgically-focused and had varied outcomes. Twenty-first century psychology is expanding our understanding and knowledge of how an approach to pain combining traditional pain treatments with psychosocial interventions can improve outcomes.   This session will explore the case for this shift, delve into new models of treatment for pain, and provide practical interventions that can be implemented within the Hemophilia Treatment Center model by all disciplines on the multi-disciplinary team. Join us to learn more about how a holistic approach to pain can benefit people with bleeding disorders and support them to thrive. The audience for this session is all HTC staff, including physicians, nurses, social workers, physical therapists, and anyone else interested in learning about new research on pain and pain management.

This webinar is jointly provided by Partners for Advancing Clinical Education (PACE) and ATHN and is subcontracted to Redefine Health Education for PT/PTA CE credit in 41 states. There is no cost associated with this webinar.

CE Broker # for PT CEUs: Live = 20-1215108, On-Demand = 20-1215122

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
  • Describe current research into pain in the bleeding disorders community.
  • Discuss pain models to understand the impact of pain on daily functioning.
  • Identify psychosocial interventions to use in your own practice at your HTC.

Christi Humphrey, LCSW, Social Worker, Hemophilia of Georgia

The session described above is the first in a three-part series on pain management that will run June-August 2024. The series is designed for all HTC staff disciplines. Free CME, CNE, and other CEUs (including for Social Workers and Physical Therapists) are provided. Registration is forthcoming for the second and third sessions in this series.

  • Session 2 will be held on July 26th from 12:30-1:30 pm Eastern Time with speakers Nancy Durben, S.P.T., PT, PCS, and Kim Mauer, MD, both of Oregon Health Sciences University
  • Session 3 will be held on August 16th from 2:30-3:30 pm Eastern Time with speakers Tyler Buckner, MD, Nikki Clark, DPT, PT, and Bryn Dunham, MSW, LCSW, all of the Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center at the University of Colorado Anschutz