Pain Medicine Rotation Curriculum

Pain Management – Basic Rotation

(Resident's first month)

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The basic goal of the rotation is for the house officer to be exposed to the interdisciplinary evaluation and management of acute, chronic, and cancer-related pain, and to procedures related to the treatment of these patients. This rotation will be focused on the acute pain management service.

After the end of the rotation, the resident may elect to request additional time in the OHSU Pain Management Center during the CA-3 year. Generally, this time will be used to investigate advanced pain management techniques and to improve techniques already acquired.

Instructional Methods

Clinical teaching is on a case-by-case basis, depending on clinical assignments.The faculty will use clinical scenarios for educational purposes.It is the resident's responsibility to request clarification of concepts, assessments, or patient care plans. The attending may not be familiar with each resident's knowledge base.

Topics covered in the didactic sessions include:

  • Orientation to APS
  • Acute Pain Management
  • Pain Concepts and Vocabulary
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Clinical Use of Opioids & Regulatory Issues
  • Cancer Pain
  • Various chronic pain-related topics

Assessment and Evaluation

You will receive daily informal evaluation, an evaluation from each attending that worked with you at the end of your rotation, as well as a global evaluation at the end of your rotation.

View the complete Pain Management Basic Curriculum

Pain Management – Advanced Rotation

(Resident's second month)

The CA-3 year Advanced Clinical Track Rotation in Pain Management will be used to investigate advanced pain management techniques and to improve techniques already acquired.The goal of the rotation is for the house officer to obtain competency to serve as a consultant in the subset of pain management skills expected of an anesthesiologist.

The focus of this rotation in pain management is directed more toward the comprehensive outpatient management of chronic pain management patients.

Instructional Methods

Prior to the rotation, the residents must complete an orientation session regarding the documentation used by the APS. This session will be arranged by the Education Manager.

Didactic sessions depend on clinical load; arranged ad hoc by the house officer and the attending.

Clinical teaching is on a case-by-case basis, depending on clinical assignments.The faculty will use clinical scenarios for educational purposes.It is the resident's responsibility to request clarification of concepts, assessments, or patient care plans. The attending may not be familiar with each resident's knowledge base.

Assessment and Evaluation

You will receive daily informal evaluation, an evaluation from each attending that worked with you at the end of your rotation as well as a global evaluation at the end of your rotation.

View the complete Pain Management Advanced Curriculum

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