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Certificate Description

Today’s health care system is evolving in its approach to the health and care of a culturally and ethnically diverse client population. In the United States, the aging population, an increasing public awareness of major risk factors contributing to chronic illness, and the public’s growing desire for alternative health care options are just a few of the factors behind the expanding interest in complementary and integrative medicine. Rapidly gaining in popularity, complementary and integrative medicine is used by much of the United States population.

Certificate Purpose

The goal of this certificate program is to provide the learner with an overview of key elements related to pain assessment and management, especially in specific populations.

Courses Included

Pain Theory and Assessment Principles

  • Contact Hours: 2.00

  • AOTA CEUs: 0.20

Pain is the fifth vital sign and its assessment is crucial in the comprehensive care of every patient. Pain is a subjective concept and is whatever the client says it is. This course provides an overview of the types and physiology of pain, variables that affect it, and assessment processes.

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Pain Interventions and Treatments

  • Contact Hours: 2.00

  • AOTA CEUs: 0.20

Effective pain management begins with effective pain assessment. Only then can the health care provider determine how to best manage a client’s pain. This course provides an overview of the medications commonly used for pain relief, the physical and behavioral strategies for many types of pain relief.

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Pain Management in Special Populations – Surgery, Cancer, and HIV

  • Contact Hours: 2.00

  • AOTA CEUs: 0.20

Health care professionals often face difficult challenges when working with clients who have undergone surgery or who have cancer or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). These clients encounter unique problems with their health conditions, especially when trying to manage their pain. This course provides an overview of the types of pain seen in these clients and presents a variety of methods, both traditional and nontraditional, for managing these challenging pain concerns.

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Pain Management in the Adult – Acute and Chronic Pain

  • Contact Hours: 2.00

  • AOTA CEUs: 0.20

Acute and chronic pain in the adult client have different causes, methods of diagnoses, and interventions. Effective health care providers understand these differences when they assess and manage their clients’ pain.

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Pain Management in Special Populations – Children and the Elderly

  • Contact Hours: 2.00

  • AOTA CEUs: 0.20

Helping pediatric and geriatric populations manage their pain requires special consideration with regard to the types of medications and strategies chosen, the route through which medications are delivered, and specific comorbidities or metabolic issues that may be present. This course provides an overview of the issues unique to the pain management of the pediatric or geriatric patient.

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Pain Treatment at the End of Life

  • Contact Hours: 2.00

  • AOTA CEUs: 0.20

Regardless of the cause, pain is a common symptom in clients who are near death. Health care providers must understand pain symptoms and prioritize the assessment and optimal treatment of pain in clients near death. They must be knowledgeable about alternative routes for analgesia, analgesic dosing, and when to make referrals to palliative care providers to assist in the management of pain. This course provides health care professionals with an overview of the key concepts related to effective pain management at the end of life.

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Integrative Therapies for Cancer Pain Management

  • Contact Hours: 2.00

  • AOTA CEUs: 0.20

Many advances have been made in the treatment of cancer during the last several decades and yet effective cancer pain management remains an overwhelming issue for more than eighty percent of patients. Today, there are numerous pain management options for cancer pain management ranging from more traditional pharmacological treatments to integrative therapies, including complementary and alternative modalities.

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Certificate Objectives

Upon completion you will be able to do the following:

  1. Compare and contrast specific pain interventions and treatments.
  2. Explain the differences between acute and chronic pain.
  3. Discuss specific pain management issues in surgical, cancer, and HIV patients.
  4. Discuss specific pain management issues in children and the elderly.
  5. Describe the unique pain assessment and management issues at the end of life.

Topics

  • Advance Practice
  • Brain Health
  • Complementary and Alternative Health
  • Home Health
  • Hospice
  • Long-Term Care
  • Med/Surg
  • Men’s Health
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Oncology
  • Pain Management
  • Palliative Care
  • Psychiatric Health
  • Social Work
  • Women's Health

Professions

  • Acupuncture
  • Dietetics/Nutrition
  • Fitness
  • Health Care Administration
  • Health Education
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Other
  • Physical Therapy
  • Psychology
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Social Work

Accreditation

American Board of Managed Care Nursing - The American Board of Managed Care Nursing recognizes all of ALLEGRA Learning Solutions' ANCC accredited courses for continuing education credit for Certified Managed Care Nurses (CMCNs).

ANCC—American Nurses Credentialing Center - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

AOTA—American Occupational Therapy Association - American Occupational Therapy Association

California Board of Registered Nurses - Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 14693 for the number of hours stated.

California Department of Health, Aid, and Technician Certification Section - The California Department of Health, Aid, and Technician Certification Section accepts continuing education offered by CA-BRN approved providers.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE BROKER after successful completion.

Florida Board of Massage Therapy - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Florida Board of Nursing - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing education by the Florida Board of nursing (CE Provider # 50-12076). Courses are automatically submitted to CE Broker.

Florida Board of Nursing — Certified Nursing Assistants - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Broker Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE Broker after successful completion.

Florida Board of Respiratory Care - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Broker Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE Broker after successful completion.

Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Broker Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE Broker after successful completion.

Florida Council of Licensed Midwifery - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Broker Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE Broker after successful completion.

NAADAC—The National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors - ALLEGRA Learning is an approved provider with the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) (Provider #813).

State Accreditation

ALLEGRA Learning Solutions courses are acceptable for continuing education in...

  • All States
  • Michigan
  • Oregon
  • West Virgina
  • Cost: $84.00

  • Contact Hours: 14.00

  • AOTA CEUs: 1.40

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