Training Modules

Modules Available in OHSU Course

Core Courses The core modules have been developed, and are presented, by pain experts from OHSU and from other agencies. You can take all five core modules as a unit, or as separate modules. The topics and instructors in the core course are:

1. Ethical and Cultural Issues in Pain Management
Barbara Glidewell, M.B.S., C.E.C., Associate Director, Center for Ethics in Healthcare, OHSU

2. Our Current Understanding of Pain
Helen Turner, M.S.N., R.N., C.N.S., A.P.R.N., B.C., Clinical Nurse Specialist, Pediatric Pain Management, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, OHSU

3. Pain Management at the End of Life
Mary Denise Smith, R.N., M.S., C.N.S., A.C.H.P.N., Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, OHSU

4. Applying JCAHO Standards to Nursing Assessment/Practice
Stew Levy, RN, Comprehensive Pain Center, OHSU

5. Pharmacologic Management of Pain
Alicia Keene, MN, APRN, BC, Pain & Supportive Services, Kalispell, MT

Special Populations Modules

The Oregon State Board of Nursing has provided for nurses to take pain management courses in specialty populations with course content applicable to a nurses’ practice. OHSU is offering 12 special populations modules:

6.1. Neonatal & Pediatric Pain Management: The Who, What, When, Where & Why Kids are Different Helen Turner, MSN, RN, CNS, APRN, BC, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Pediatric Pain Management, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, OHSU

6.2. Pain in Older Adults
Kristen Swafford, RN, MSN, Doctoral student with a focus on geriatric pain management, OHSU School of Nursing

6.3. Stroke Pain
Jeff Wagner, MD, Resident Physician, OHSU

6.4. Post-Operative Acute Pain Management
Ruth McGillion, RN, BSN, ONC, Nursing Practice & Education Coordinator 13A/9C (ortho/trauma and neuro/ENT), OHSU

6.5. Understanding Chronic Pain
Myrdalis Diaz-Ramirez, MD, Assistant Professor, OHSU School of Medicine

6.6. Cancer Pain Management: Assessment, Interventions and Barriers
Lori J. Ellingson, MSN, CNS, RN, AOCN, Division Director, Surgical & Oncological Nursing Division, OHSU

6.7. Pain in Critical Care
Katherine Kioshi, BA, MN, RN, CNS, Critical Care Nurse, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Portland, OR

6.8. Nonpharmacologic Treatment Options for Pain: Complementary and Alternative Medicine Approaches (CAM)
Angela Kendrick, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, OHSU School of Medicine

6.9. Nonpharmacologic Pain Management for Children and Families
Vivian Gedaly-Duff, RN, DNSc, Associate Professor, OHSU School of Nursing; and Kim McKearnan, PhD, ORT/L, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, OHSU School of Medicine and Director, Occupational Therapy Department, Child Development and Research Center, OHSU

6.10. Prescription Opiate Use, Prescription Opiate Abuse
Joshua Boverman, MD, Assistant Professor, Psychiatric and Family Medicine, School of Medicine, OHSU

6.11 Psychiatric Complexities in Pain Management
Laurence Colman, MD, MPH, Physician and Fellow, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, OHSU

6.12. Pain in Childbearing Women
Nancy Lowe, CNM, PhD, FACNM, FAAN, Elnora Thomson Distinguished Professor of Nursing, OHSU School of Nursing