Pain can cause significant distress not only for people with serious illnesses but also for their families and caregivers. It is one of the most common symptoms in palliative care, one of the most feared, and unfortunately one that is frequently undertreated. To manage pain effectively, you must understand and possibly rethink some basic ideas about pain and pain treatment. In this course, you will learn the epidemiology of pain, the problems that arise because of undertreated pain, the components of a pain assessment, the role of the palliative care team, and methods to treat pain in palliative care. The goal of this course is to provide nurses with knowledge of pain management in palliative care.
District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
South Carolina Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
Kentucky Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.
Mississippi Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
North Dakota Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: The Multidimensional Nature of Suffering
Epidemiology of Pain
Components of the Assessment
Section 3: The Plan of Care
A Multidimensional Approach
Barriers to Pain Management
Myths and Misconceptions
Pain Management Goals
Section 4: Pain Management
Implementing the Plan of Care
Opioid Dose Titration
Opioid Rotation and Equianalgesic Dosing
Section 5: Conclusion
Susan Heinzerling earned a Bachelor of Science in biology and a Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as well as a Master of Life Sciences in physiology from North Carolina State University. She became a doctoral candidate in immunology at the University of South Alabama. Her research experiences in the biomedical sciences led to an interest in evidence-based practices. Ms. Heinzerling began her nursing career as a medical/surgical nurse. Renal patients in acute care with multiple chronic conditions and repeated hospitalizations inspired her practice of hospice nursing. She has worked as a hospice admissions nurse and a hospice RN case manager in both a large urban setting and a rural community. Disclosure: Susan Heinzerling, BSN, RN, CHPN has no Relevant Financial or Non-Financial Relationship with ineligible companies to disclose.
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