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Course Description

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.

Course Purpose

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.

Course Objectives

Upon completion you will be able to do the following:

  1. Identify the types of pain found in clients near death.
  2. Describe the appropriate types of pain relief for clients near death.
  3. Explain why nonopiod and/or opioid analgesics would be used near death.
  4. Discuss how to determine which route of medication administration is appropriate for the terminally ill client.
  5. Describe the role of family caregivers in providing pain management at the end of life.
  6. Identify symptoms of distress at the end of life.
  7. Identify symptoms of pain at the end of life.
  8. Describe the role of hospice and palliative care providers at the end of life.
  9. Explain the use of a symptom relief kit.
  10. Identify barriers and facilitating factors for treating the symptoms of pain at the end of life.

Topics

  • Advance Practice
  • Behavioral Health
  • Case Management
  • Complementary and Alternative Health
  • Gerontology
  • Healing Environments
  • Holistic Health
  • Home Health
  • Hospice
  • Integrative Health
  • Long-Term Care
  • Meditation
  • Men’s Health
  • Mental Health
  • OB/GYN
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Oncology
  • Pain Management
  • Palliative Care
  • Professional Development
  • Psychiatric Health
  • Social Work
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Wellness

Professions

  • Acupuncture
  • Dietetics/Nutrition
  • 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.

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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