This course offers caregivers an overview of chronic pain and how it differs from acute pain. Aides will learn different methods of measuring pain, including a “quality of life” scale. It also covers pain tolerance, medication addiction versus dependence, the negative consequences of chronic pain, and tips for communicating with and helping people in chronic pain.
Explain at least two differences between acute and chronic pain.
Discuss the “pain gate” and what it has to do with chronic pain.
Describe at least three ways to measure chronic pain when working with clients.
Discuss at least five possible consequences of untreated (or undertreated) chronic pain.
Demonstrate your understanding of chronic pain in your work with clients who suffer from it.