Pain Management: Assessment and Patient Care for Nurses and Other Healthcare Professionals

CE Credits Hours: 8.00

$45.00

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will better understand the experience of pain, appropriate assessment and interventions for pain, and issues regarding opioid use. Specific learning objectives to address potential knowledge gaps include:


Learntastic Explain the experience and physiology of pain.


Learntastic Outline the elements of a comprehensive pain assessment.


Learntastic Describe pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions and self-management strategies.


Learntastic Discuss the roles and guidelines for prescribers, nursing, occupational therapy, and physical therapy in pain management.


Learntastic Discuss the issues of opioid misuse, abuse, and diversion and drug-seeking behaviors.


Learntastic Consider issues involved in pain management for palliative and end-of-life care.


Learntastic Relate ethical concerns in pain management. 


Course Description

8-contact-hour pain management continuing education course covers understanding the experience of pain, providing appropriate assessment, ethical interventions for pain, and opioid misuse, abuse, and diversion. Applicable for nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and other healthcare professionals.

Regulations/Board Approvals

Wild Iris Medical Education, Inc., is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #12300.

This course is provided in partnership with Wild Iris Medical
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