Pain is now considered a global health issue and may affect each and every one of us in our lifetime in one way or another. With mounting evidence demonstrating the high prevalence of pain in today’s society, it is important to discuss the many facets of pain such as: awareness and education, assessment, treatment and mismanagement. This course has been designed to enhance the role that healthcare providers play in providing a collaborative approach to patient centered and comprehensive care and address the opioid crisis.
- Explore the physiological and psychological causes of pain
- Review acute and chronic pain
- Discuss the opioid crisis
- Identify pain management strategies
Currently, Lancette works as a clinician in private practice, in the corporate world as a professional educator, as a public health dental hygienist and is a member of the Premier Dental Professional Speaker Bureau. Lancette also launched a nonprofit school based oral health program in rural communities in northern Nevada in 2016. In this current school year alone, her program may reach over 10,000 students ranging from age 4 to age 20. She has the opportunity to work independently and provide all dental hygiene services to underserved populations with her Public Health Endorsement. Her experience in dental hygiene education, leadership and clinical practice has enabled her to develop CE courses that are relevant for the entire dental team.