Pain Management: The Pain Process, Patient Assessment, Pharmacological Treatment, and Classification of Pain (1.0 CE for Nurses)

05-06-2019 10:17 AM

Course Description

This program describes the psychophysiological and other factors involved in the pain process, and describes the techniques of a thorough pain assessment. It also describes the major types of pain medication, their appropriate uses and the treatment cycle for three types of pain: acute, chronic and chronic malignant.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to:

  • Explain the physiological processes involved in pain.
  • Describe other processes, such as psychological and social, involved in the subjective experience of pain
  • Describe the techniques of pain assessment.
  • List the outcomes of a pain management program.
  • Describe the uses of non-opioid pain medications.
  • Explain the uses of opioid pain medications.
  • Describe the uses of adjuvant medications.
  • Explain the differences between acute, chronic and chronic malignant pain.
Intended Audience

This course is intended for nurses.

This course is offered through Medcom Trainex

Medcom Trainex designates this course for 1 contact hours of continuing nursing education. Medcom/Trainex is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation* Medcom/Trainex is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing (provider number CEP 9888), and the Florida Board of Nursing (provider number FBN2818). *Accreditation refers to recognition of educational activities only and does not imply Commission on Accreditation approval or endorsement of any product.

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