Anesthesia and Perioperative Care
140.06: PAIN MANAGEMENT
- Mario De Pinto, M.D.
This course in pain management allows students to participate in the assessment and treatment of patients with chronic pain in an outpatient setting. Morning lectures, journal clubs and multidisciplinary treatment plan meetings comprise the didactic portion, while outpatient pain management evaluations and interventional procedures with faculty, fellows and residents provide the clinical portion.
: 1) To learn the essential elements of a detailed or focused chronic pain history 2) To learn the essential elements of a detailed or focused chronic pain examination 3) To understand the process of medical decision making for chronic pain based on diagnosis, treatment options, and risk/benefit ratio 4) To know the indications and risks of common interventional pain procedures 5) To become familiar with medications for treatment of nociceptive and neuropathic pain 6) To realize that the management of chronic pain involves many areas of interest and different medical disciplines.
Chronic musculoskeletal low back pain, neck pain, and joint pain; chronic neuropathic pain, such as radiculopathies, neuropathies, and complex regional pain syndromes; chronic headache; cancer pain.
Recommended Text or Reading:
Selected readings will be provided at the start of rotation in either electronic or paper format.
There are 2-3 attending physicians and 3-4 pain medicine fellows present each day at the Pain Management Center. Two anesthesia residents also rotate through the Pain Center each month. Learning and participation in the evaluation and management of chronic pain patients are in a team setting involving attending physician and/or fellow/resident.
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Classroom Time (hours):
No call or weekends for medical students.
Quarters Taught: Su 1 & & 3, Fa, Wi, Sp
Location: UCSF Medical Center at Mt Zion
Minimum Weeks Offered: 4
Maximum Students per Block: 2
Contact Name: Marie Lim
Contact Phone: (415) 476-2851
Location to report to: Pain Management Center at Mt Zion
Comments: UCSF Medical Students