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Pain: Hope through Research

Author: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

No book to buy Duration: 2 hours
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Course Summary

This course provides information on the symptoms, causes, and treatments of pain.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF or Word) and a practice test. When you're ready, purchase the course by clicking the "Add this Course Now" button above; this will let you take the test and receive your certificate for CEU credits.

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction: The Universal Disorder
  • A Brief History of Pain
  • The Two Faces of Pain: Acute and Chronic
  • How is Pain Diagnosed?
  • How is Pain Treated?
  • What is the Role of Age and Gender in Pain?
  • Pain in Aging and Pediatric Populations: Special Needs and Concerns
  • Spine Basics: The Vertebrae, Discs, and Spinal Cord
  • The Nervous Systems
  • Phantom Pain: How Does the Brain Feel?
  • Nerve Blocks

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the condition in which one of the three membranes covering the brain and spinal chord becomes inflamed.
  • Describe the surgical procedure in which a nerve close to the spinal cord is cut.
  • Identify the percentage of older Americans who take a painkiller regularly.
  • Describe the brain's ability to change and adapt following injury.


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