The first in a series of webinars designed to prevent opioid misuse in the agricultural community and improve treatment for pain is scheduled for Jan. 29.
Talking to Farmers About Their Pain, a one-hour program delivered via the web, addresses the occupational sources of chronic pain that producers deal with as a result of farming-related accidents, surgeries or strain from repetitive movements. Designed for health care professionals, the module focuses on how to improve communication between medical care providers and patients about occupational pain.
The Mississippi State University Extension Service is partnering with AgriSafe to present the series, which is part of the PReventing Opioid Misuse in the SouthEast: PROMISE 2.0 Initiative. This project is supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Rural Opioids Technical Assistance Grants.
Other objectives of the module include recognizing occupational limitations related to chronic pain and identifying patient resources to aid in facilitating candid discussion about pain management.
AgriSafe health communications director Dr. Ali Hartman will present the webinar, which begins at noon. Participants can register to join at https://bit.ly/2syTlkX.
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