Participant Experience

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Past participants of this course consistently report that this program has inspired and improved their clinical practice and outcomes. Here are a few comments from recent attendees:
 

I keep coming back to this program year after year for the multimodal approach involving medication (including limited opioids), interventional procedures, physical and psychological therapies.

 

I have updated my procedures for evaluating patients for opioid and marijuana use, and for integrating mind/body interventions—especially meditation.

 

My practice now uses more interventional procedures, and I can proceed with more informed use of non-opioids.

 

Now I have the tools to deal with opioid-induced hypesthesia.

 

I have changed my practice with regard to pelvic pain and opioid management as far as interventional techniques and prescribing practices.

 

This course taught me to implement risk stratification tools for monitoring safe opioid prescription. I have also started to employ meditation as part of pain and anxiety management.

 

I am adding adjunctive medications when treating pain to limit the use of opioids, and adjusting downward dosages of opioids when there are signs of central sensitization.

 

I can now confidently offer a broader array of treatments to my patients.

 

I have added the use of assessment tools such as SOAPP to my practice.

 

This course inspired multiple changes in my practice, including incorporating ultrasound, the addition of specific nerve blocks, and changes in behavior when dealing with difficult patients.

 

I have significantly improved the collection of data throughout the pain treatment cycle.

 

I am now implementing biofeedback with meditation practice and increasing communication with providers.

 

I am much more confident about diagnosing and treating abdominal and pelvic pain.

 

This course changed my approach to CRPS, especially with regard to opioid prescription.

 

I have many more tools for responding to and treating my difficult patients.

 

The biopsychosocial model presented by this course appreciates and respects the whole patient.

 

The explanations of pain pathways and presentation of different modalities in approaching pain in this program were exceptional.

 

I have updated my approach to treating my patients with cancer pain.