Assessing and Managing Pain

Assessing and Managing Pain 

This course will give you a basic overview of pain. You will learn about features, symptoms, and signs of pain. You will explore pain scale methods and review current pain management practices.


Hours: 1.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (2 Match)

Florida Board of Nursing - Certified Nursing Assistants


This is not an accredited course for professional license renewal. Florida CNAs may use this inservice toward meeting their annual inservice requirement.This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards


This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 1.00 clock hours. If you have any feedback regarding the NAB approved continuing education programs, send your email to the following address: [email protected]

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-AMP
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2026
Learning Objectives:
Describe the origins of pain.
List three types of pain.
List at least six signs or symptoms of pain.
Explain how to use the numeric pain rating scale.
Discuss current methods of pain control.

Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Pain

Incidence and Impact

Meet Sam

Do You Know Pain?

Origins of Pain

Duration of Pain

Pain Types



Section 3: Recognizing Pain

Pain Assessment

Descriptions, Signs, and Symptoms





Behavioral Cues

Emotional Impact

Myths and Misconceptions



Section 4: Relieving Pain

Pain Management

Plan of Care

Pain Drugs

Other Treatments

Pain Relief in Practice



Section 5: Conclusion


Course Contributor



Instructor: Edward Bartels, RN, BSN, MICN
Ed has over 30 years of clinical and teaching experience, and his areas of expertise are emergency and critical care, skilled nursing, behavioral health, occupational health and safety, and home care. Ed served in several senior nursing leadership roles to include: Emergency Services Director, Physician Practices Director and Administrative Director of Nursing at the executive level. Ed is certified in LEAN Healthcare efficiency fundamentals and tactics which he has successfully deployed over the years in multiple settings resulting in cost savings, improved quality, and patient safety. He earned his Diploma in Nursing from St. Vincent’s School of Nursing in Staten Island, New York in 1990 and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 2006. Ed is retired from the U.S. Coast Guard with 34 years. Disclosure: Edward Bartels, RN, BSN, MICN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Direct Care Workers; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
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