Dive into the world of chronic pain management and explore alternative treatments for chronic pain with the Speaking Out on Pain Management Podcast. Each episode offers a fresh perspective from doctors, nurses, counselors and everyday pain-sufferers on the front lines of treating and living with chronic pain. New episodes available on the second Wednesday of each month until December. Produced by Telligen, the Quality Innovation Network for Colorado, Illinois and Iowa.
Studies show that patients with chronic mental health challenges are at risk for chronic medical conditions and pain. In fact, those studies have shown that anywhere from 30-50% of chronic pain sufferers also deal with depression and anxiety. Join our host Jennifer Winkler today as she deep dives with experienced Nurse Practitioner Joan Kitten on the unexpected ties between mental health and chronic pain and what treatment strategies are available.
Join Telligen host Sandy Swallow, Program Specialist, for the next episode of the Telligen QIN Speaking out on Pain Management podcast series. Today’s focus is on care coordination between providers from various settings when prescribing controlled substances such as opioids. Licensed clinical pharmacists Craig Logemann, UnityPoint Clinics, and Brett Faine, Emergency Department University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics and Jarek Vetter, Broadlawn Pain Management Center. They will discuss disconnect that can happen between prescribers, the patients and other clinicians caring for that person. Most importantly they will share tips and resources you can take back to your workplace for the management of chronic pain with regards to opioids.
Be sure to join us as we continue to speak out on the complex issues surrounding pain management and opioid use throughout our Pain Management podcast series. For more information about pain management and opioids, you can visit Telligen’s Opioid Safety Page & Resources. You can also stay up to date on health-related news, workshops and webinars by following Telligen QIN on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
Join Telligen host Brandi Wamhoff, MPH for a deep dive into the complex world of pain management during the first episode of the Telligen QIN Speaking out on Pain Management podcast series. Today’s focus is pain contracts. A pain contract is an agreement that lays out a pain management treatment plan to ensure patients and providers are on the same page before opioid therapy begins. Licensed clinical social worker and alcohol and substance abuse counselor Jamie Mirocha, internist and geriatrician Dr. Karyn Leible and chronic pain patient Paris Willis explore whether or not pain contracts establish trust between a patient and a healthcare provider, improve patient quality of life and encourage use of alternate treatments as patients embark on the journey of managing their chronic pain.
Be sure to join us as we continue to speak out on the complex issues surrounding pain management and opioid use throughout our Pain Management podcast series. For more information about pain management