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Course Description

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.

Course Purpose

The goal of this course is to provide an overview of the issues unique to the pain management of the pediatric or geriatric patient. Topics such as assessing pediatric pain, physiologic changes in aging, behavioral strategies for pain relief, nonpharmacological options for pain control in elders, and pain management in the client with an altered mental status are examined.

Course Objectives

Upon completion you will be able to do the following:

  1. Describe the pain management issues unique to the pediatric client.
  2. Describe how to assess a child for pain.
  3. Identify pain behaviors unique to specific age groups.
  4. Identify pain management strategies for the pediatric client.
  5. Describe physical strategies and behavioral approaches to managing pain in children.
  6. Identify causes of pain in the elderly client.
  7. Describe normal physiological changes in aging and their effects on the perception of pain in the elderly individual.
  8. Identify useful strategies for choosing and administering medication to the elderly client.
  9. Identify nonpharmacological options for pain control in elders.
  10. Describe specific pain management considerations in the client with an altered mental status.
  11. Identify compliance issues related to the elderly client.

Topics

  • Advance Practice
  • Behavioral Health
  • Brain Health
  • Case Management
  • Home Health
  • Hospice
  • Long-Term Care
  • Med/Surg
  • OB/GYN
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Oncology
  • Pain Management
  • Palliative Care
  • Pediatrics
  • Social Work
  • Women's Health

Professions

  • Acupuncture
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Other
  • Physical Therapy
  • Psychology
  • 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.

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
  • Cost: $20.00

  • Contact Hours: 2.00

  • AOTA CEUs: 0.20

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