ECHO® ROPE Curriculum



February 27: Orientation, Stigma & Language

Dr. Susan Wehry

  1. Identify the framework and key elements for an effective case presentation
  2. Describe how stigma can be a barrier for effective pain management treatment
  3. Discuss how person-centered language can reduce stigma, especially in older adult population

March 13: Overview of Pain in Older Adults

Dr. Julio Defillo

  1. Identify evidence-based pain assessment tools and how to utilize them to assess pain
  2. List pharmacological changes that occur with aging
  3. Itemize a non-pharmacological and pharmacological approach to pain management in older adults

March 27: Appropriate Prescribing

Caitlin Kennedy, PharmD

  1. Assess the efficacy and safety of opioids
  2. Describe the role of non-opiate pain medications
  3. Manage opioid side-effects in the older adult population
  4. Identify how to safely taper patients off of opioids

April 10: Alternative Non-pharmacological Approaches

Dr. Alexios Carayannopoulos

  1. Identify the principles of pain treatment
  2. Consider multidisciplinary approaches to pain management
  3. Explore alternative and complementary medicine for pain management

April 24: Opioid Use Disorder and the SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment) Model

Jennifer McCarthy, MEd, MS, LCPC

  1. Review evidence-based tools to screen for an opioid use disorder - Screen
  2. Learn strategies to engage a patient with an opioid use disorder – Brief Intervention
  3. Discuss treatment options, including medication and behavioral health services – Referral to Treatment

May 22: Patient Engagement and Trauma Informed Care

Dr. Susan Wehry

  1. Discuss the relationship between person-centered and trauma-informed care
  2. Define trauma, trauma-informed care, resilience and vulnerability
  3. Nurture resilience
  4. List resources for providing a trauma-informed approach to care