Washington Pain Management Awareness for Pharmacists


About the Course

Learning objectives

  • Define pain in general terms.
  • Recognize the individuality of pain and its perception.
  • Distinguish between different sources and types of pain.
  • Recognize the extent of the pain problem and its cost to society.
  • Adopt a general understanding of the process of pain signaling.
  • Be familiar with the main sources of pain experienced by patients.
  • Be familiar with the various treatment options available to combat pain, including potential indications and side effects for each.
  • Become aware of the use of acupuncture and how it may be integrated into an individualized pain management strategy.

About the Author

Katie Ingersoll-Blair, Pharm.D., R.Ph.

Dr. Ingersoll-Blair is a community pharmacist, consultant and freelance writer who specializes in pharmacy education. She has performed freelance work writing and editing practice questions for various pharmacy technician exams, as well as has written and revised continuing education programs for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. She has also written for Natural Standard, summarizing research studies on dietary supplements and working on the company blog.  Dr. Ingersoll-Blair graduated from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts in 2009 with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree.

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