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1 APSA/SIA Pain Management Project Health Fair (Poster) Training Adrienne Tran & Kathlyn Lim

2 Objective Before Health Fair ◦ What to bring During Health Fair ◦ Attract audiences ◦ Educate patients and answer their questions ◦ Do’s and Don’ts After Health Fair ◦ Evaluate yourself

3 Before the Health Fair

4 Get a good nights rest and review your notes on pain management Remember to bring ◦ A copy of your intern license ◦ Your CPR card ◦ White coat with your USC name tag What to Bring to the Health Fair

5 During the Health Fair

6 Smile and be professional Ask simple questions to trigger their interest ◦ Have you ever use Motrin or Tylenol? ◦ Do you know the difference between Motrin and Tylenol? Offer our prize if they can answer your questions correctly Attract your audiences

7 You can answer specific questions they have Or Teach them something they don’t know ◦ Present our poster tailoring to their interest ◦ Let’s get familiar with what is on the poster Once they are at our booth

8 Left panel ◦ What are the common types of pain Middle panel ◦ How to prevent pain and manage pain ◦ Common OTC and Rx pain medication Right panel ◦ Non-pharmacological therapy ◦ Resources What’s on our Poster??

9 There are many types of pain, but we are going to focus the most common ones. They are: ◦ Headache ◦ Lower back pain ◦ Menstrual pain ◦ Osteoarthritis Common Types of Pain

10 There are different types of headaches. They are: ◦ Tension headache ◦ Migraine headache ◦ Sinus headache ◦ Cluster headache (Rx only) Most common type of headache is a tension headache. Pain#1 Headache

11 Common triggers of a tension headache are ◦ Stress ◦ Anxiety ◦ Depression ◦ Fatigue ◦ Emotional conflicts ◦ Repressed hostility Pain#1 Headache

12 OTC treatment options: ◦ Excedrin Tension Headache  (APAP 500 mg/caffeine 60 mg) ◦ Tylenol  (APAP 500 mg) ◦ Motrin or Advil  (Ibuprofen 200 mg), ◦ Aleve  (Naproxen 220 mg) ◦ Aspirin  (acetylsalicylic acid 325 mg) Pain#1 Headache

13 Soreness or tightness of the lower back Possible causes are ◦ sedentary lifestyle ◦ poor posture ◦ improper shoes ◦ excess body weight ◦ poor mattresses ◦ improper technique in lifting heavy objects ◦ osteoarthritis Pain#2 Lower Back Pain

14 Treatment options: ◦ Rest ◦ Ice or heat therapy ◦ Massage ◦ Motrin (Ibuprofen 200 mg) ◦ Aleve (Naproxen 220 mg) ◦ Topical Analgesics  IcyHot  Bengay  Salonpas  Capsaicin Pain#2 Lower Back Pain

15 Cramping and/or pain in the lower abdominal area Occurs in young women, teens, and early 20's Pain#3 Menstrual Pain

16 Treatment options: ◦ Midol Menstrual Complete  (APAP 500 mg/Caffeine 60mg/ Pyrilamine 15mg) ◦ Pamprin Multi-Symptom  (APAP 500 mg/Pamabrom 25 mg/Pyrilamine 15 mg) Pain#3 Menstrual Pain

17 Breakdown and eventual loss of joint cartilage Possible causes are family history and wear and tear Pain#4 Osteoarthritis

18 Treatment options: ◦ Tylenol Arthritis (first choice!)  APAP 650mg ◦ Glucosamine Chondroitin ◦ Topical Analgesics  IcyHot  Bengay  Capsaicin  Salonpas Pain#4 Osteoarthritis

19 Exercise Regularly and Healthy Diet! Have Proper Posture! Lift Loads Safe and Easy! Build Strong Bones! Ways to Prevent Pain

20  Tylenol  Aspirin  Motrin, Advil, Aleve  Topical Analgesics Common Pain Medications Over-the Counter

21 Tylenol Also known as Acetaminophen or APAP Used for fever, headache, mild-moderate pain without inflammation, osteoarthritis, muscloskeletal pain ◦ Regular Strength mg ◦ Extra Strength mg ◦ Tylenol Arthritis Pain & Tylenol 8-Hour mg Max Dose – 4g/day, 2g/day in pts on warfarin therapy, have liver dysfunction, >3 EtOH drinks a day, or have poor nutritional intake Common Pain Medications Over-the Counter

22 Aspirin Also known as Acetylsalicylic Acid Used for fever, headache, mild-moderate pain, musculoskeletal pain ◦ 81 mg (used for heart protection) ◦ Regular Strength mg ◦ Extra Strength mg Max Dose mg/day No anti-inflammatory effects until 4-6g/day (more than max dose) Common Pain Medications Over-the Counter

23 Motrin, Advil, and Aleve Belongs to a class of medications known as NSAIDs (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) Used for fever, headache, mild-moderate pain and inflammation, musculoskeletal pain, menstrual pain, toothache, back pain, arthritis ◦ Ibuprofen mg ◦ Max Ibuprofen Dose mg/day ◦ Naproxen Sodium mg Max Naproxen Dose mg/day Common Pain Medications Over-the Counter

24 Topical Analgesics ◦ IcyHot ◦ Thermacare Wraps ◦ Capzaicin ◦ Bengay ◦ Salonpas Common Pain Medications Over-the Counter

25 NSAID ◦ Ibuprofen (Motrin): 600 mg, 800 mg ◦ Naproxen Sodium (Naprosyn): 550 mg ◦ Meloxicam (Mobic): 7.5 mg, 15 mg Common Pain Medications Prescription Only

26 Opioid Analgesic ◦ Hydrocodone-APAP (Vicodin): 5 mg/500 mg ◦ Morphine Sulfate (Kadian, MS Contin): 15 mg, 30 mg, 60 mg, 100 mg ◦ Oxycodone-APAP (Percocet): 5mg/325 mg ◦ Oxycodone HCl Extended Release (OxyContin ER): 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg, 80 mg Common Pain Medications Prescription Only

27 Headache ◦ Regular sleeping & eating schedule ◦ Avoid triggers (stress and food) ◦ Cold packs and massage ◦ Lie in dark and quiet room ◦ Keep a headache journal Non-Pharmacological Therapy

28 Lower Back Pain ◦ Alternate heat/cold (cold for spasms, heat to loosen muscle) ◦ Massage, chiropractic manipulation ◦ Physical exercise ◦ RICE Therapy  Rest  Ice  Compression  elevation Non-Pharmacological Therapy

29 Menstrual Pain ◦ Heating pads ◦ Regular exercise ◦ Loose Clothing ◦ Massage ◦ Stop smoking Non-Pharmacological Therapy

30 Osteoarthritis ◦ Weight loss ◦ Wear shock-absorbing shoes ◦ Physical or occupational therapy ◦ Acupuncture ◦ Low-impact exercise Non-Pharmacological Therapy

31 Referral to Pain Specialists ◦ American Chronic Pain Association at ◦ USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center at ◦ USC Pain Center at If you do not have a doctor or insurance, try: ◦ LA Social Serve info line at ◦ LAC/USC Referral Line at ◦ Patient Advocate Foundation at Poison Control for medication overdose at Pain Management Resources

32 Do ◦ Give advice and make suggestions ◦ Determine if OTC medications will help ◦ Provide resources ◦ Suggest options and let people know their pain can be managed ◦ Use common sense Don’t ◦ Say something you are not sure about ◦ Diagnose or suggest specific prescription therapy ◦ Recommend self-treatment when not appropriate ◦ Give false hope Do’s and Don’t’s at Health Fair

33 After the Health Fair

34 Write a few sentences on ◦ The experiences you learned from health fair ◦ Something to continue or improve Adrienne or Kathlyn within a week after the health fair Evaluate

35 Thank you for your attention us if you have any question ◦ Adrienne: ◦ Kathlyn: See you at HF!! That’s all, folks!!


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