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Course Description

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.

Course Purpose

The goal of this course is to provide the health care professional with an understanding of the medications commonly used for pain relief, the physical and behavioral strategies for pain relief, the factors that result in the undertreatment of pain, and the management of acute and/or postoperative pain.

Course Objectives

Upon completion you will be able to do the following:

  1. Describe the common medications used for pain relief.
  2. Compare and contrast the types of pain treated by nonopioids and opioids.
  3. Describe common side effects of nonopioids and opioids.
  4. Identify the “five rights” of patient safety.
  5. Compare and contrast types of physical strategies for managing pain.
  6. Compare and contrast types of behavioral strategies for managing pain.
  7. Identify barriers that contribute to the undertreatment of pain.
  8. Describe methods for effectively managing acute/postoperative pain.
  9. Describe client and family considerations when developing a discharge pain management program.

Topics

  • Behavioral Health
  • Cardiology
  • Case Management
  • Community Health
  • Cultural Competency
  • Diabetes
  • Education
  • Home Health
  • Hospice
  • Integrative Health
  • Legal and Regulatory
  • Long-Term Care
  • Maternal Child
  • Med/Surg
  • OB/GYN
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Oncology
  • Palliative Care
  • Pediatrics
  • Professional Development
  • Social Work

Professions

  • Nursing
  • Other

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.

ASWB—Association of Social Work Boards - Association of Social Work Boards.

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: $20.00

  • Contact Hours: 2.00

  • AOTA CEUs: 0.20

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