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Every medical professional should be able to assess and manage pain. In this course Dr. Muralidhar Joshi .MD, DNB. takes you through the essential components of education about pain which would be the entry-level basic knowledge requirement to take up advance courses on Pain Management. This course is based on the Pain Curriculum prepared by the International Association for Study of Pain ad hoc committee in 2006.
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|Section 1: General Considerations|
Medical education has come through a lot of evolution. Technology adaptation is the biggest frontier that one has to go through. In this introduction lesson we cover,
In this lesson learn about who can start a pain clinic, types of pain clinic, requirements of pain clinic, benefits of pain clinic and how to have a network.
|Section 2: Basic Sciences|
Pain cannot be easily described or treated but the person experiencing this will definitely express that its not comfortable. In this lesson we will be going through the components of Pain Pathways and Targets...
Making a patient explain in his own words about the problem he/she faces is very important. Trying to diagnose the ailment is an important step in treating a patient. The best way to extract the info about the problem is to make the patient talk about his/her problem. The art of making the patient talk in his own words has to be mastered by a doctor.
The Doctor should extract info about
Chronic pain associated with ailments like diabetes, arthritis etc need to be analyzed with greater precision. Diabetics results in neuropathic pain related problems which are chronic in nature,
Assessment of chronic pain involves broadly
A multidisciplinary approach is being adopted in the medical world. Evidence based medicine is having greater acceptance. We are moving from invasive to non-invasive methods of treatment. There is a shift from empirical therapies to a mechanism based approach. New drugs are targeting specific receptor subtypes.
This lesson broadly covers the following
Types of pain
|Section 3: Chronic Pain Syndromes|
Pain caused by primary lesion or dysfunction of nervous system is called Neuropathic Pain. This lesson covers all aspects of the acute pain concerning the head and neck region.
Broadly this lesson covers
In this lesson we learn the new strategies that are being evolved in the course of time for managing chronic pain. Will talk about the preventive and active strategies, biophychosocial aspects of pain and cocharen review about whether they are useful or not useful.
Part list of the topics covered in this lesson are..
|Section 4: Acute Pain|
Emerging Analgesics have greatly transformed the way acute pain management is practiced.
This lecture covers
|Section 5: Conclusion|
Running a pain clinic has its own challenges and hurdles. This lesson teaches you what are the different options or ways available to overcome these challenges.
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