The purpose of this session is to introduce the basic principles of pain management and its assessment. Topics will include an introduction to pain (including important definitions), assessment methods, domains to measure, individualization of analgesic therapy, the WHO pain ladder and its strengths and limitations, and how and why multimodal analgesic therapy is used.
Instructional Strategy: Lecture/Discussion, Seminar/Workshop, 1.5-3 hours
Author: Scott Strassels, MD
School: Ohio State University
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