Pain Management: Chronic Pain 101 (1/5)

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Clinicians discuss treating chronic pain and ways to talk with patients about their pain management regimens. Speakers describe how to screen, recognize and triage high-risk symptoms associated with pain medications.

Pain Management: A MEDS Ed seminar
Recorded on Dec. 3, 2015 at the CareOregon building, Portland, Ore.


• Dr. Rachel Solotaroff, Medical Director, Central City Concern Chair, CareOregon Metro Chronic Pain/Chemical Dependency Task Force

• Tara Berkson, PharmD, MEDS Ed Coordinator, CareOregon

• Nadejda Razi-Robertson, LCSW, Behavioral Health Consultant


“Pain Management: Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional” (PDF) –


This video includes “Understanding pain in less than five minutes” (, a joint project of GP Access and Hunter Integrated Pain Service. Nothing in the original was changed. Their content is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( The original creators reserve all rights.


MEDS Ed is an ongoing education series by CareOregon’s Pharmacy team. It’s geared to health care professionals involved in direct patient care at community clinics. Attendees leave with valuable tools and insights that improve how they can contribute to multi-disciplinary teams.

Each three-hour MEDS Ed session examines a disease state that highly impacts patient quality of life, requires complex management, and may lead to increased emergency department visits and inpatient stays. Speakers are pharmacists and clinicians from the community and from CareOregon staff.

For more information on MEDS Ed and future sessions:


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