Pain Assessment and Management

 

Pain can significantly affect a person’s quality of life both physically and mentally. This makes it important for behavioral healthcare providers to both understand pain, as well as know how to assess and manage it. In this course, intended specifically for behavioral healthcare professionals, you will deepen your understanding of pain and learn to differentiate between acute and chronic pain. You will learn step-by-step strategies to assess for pain, and you will gain insight into how perception, tolerance, and presentation of pain varies from individual to individual. Through a blend of interactive lessons and instructive information, you will advance your knowledge for minimizing the impact of pain in the people you serve. Additionally, this course will teach you several effective skills and treatment strategies to help your clients feel in control of their pain management.

$19.95

Hours: 1.50
REL-HHS-0-PAM

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (18 Match)

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.5 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

1.5 HOURS


Provider #50-290 This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Illinois Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

National Board for Certified Counselors

1.5 HOURS







Relias, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.6110. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Relias , LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours

Ohio Marriage and Family Therapist Board

1.5 HOURS


Provider # RTX050401 290
This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Ohio Professional Counselor Board

1.5 HOURS


Provider # RCX100502 290
This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Texas State Board of Professional Counselors

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Florida Board of Nursing CE

1.5 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.5 HOURS


Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

Association of Social Work Boards

1.5 HOURS


Relias, LLC, #1273, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Relias, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 2/10/2018-2/10/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, posttests. This module is Text-based.

Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.50 Clinical continuing education clock hours.

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Social Work Unit

1.5 HOURS


Relias, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0009.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work in New York. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice for an LMSW and LCSW. A licensee who practices beyond the authorized scope of practice could be charged with unprofessional conduct under the Education Law and Regents Rules.

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias Learning are considered “self-study” under section 74.10(c)(2)(ii)(b)(4) of the Commissioner’s Regulations. The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

Social workers will receive 1.50 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Georgia Paraprofessionals

1.5 HOURS


Connecticut Certification Board

1.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Mental Health Counselors (MHC)

1.5 HOURS


Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0011

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias, LLC are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT)

1.5 HOURS


Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0009

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-HHS-0-PAM
Hours: 1.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2018
Learning Objectives:
Discuss what pain is, as well as how it affects individuals physically and mentally.
Describe how to assess for pain, including special considerations for persons diagnosed with a mental illness.
Identify pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions used for pain management.
Summarize how to minimize the impact of pain for people with mental illness and substance use issues in order to avoid exacerbation of symptoms.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Overview of Pain A. Meet Jean B. Why Learn about Pain? C. Pain Initiatives D. What Is Pain? E. The Perception of Pain F. Acute and Chronic Pain G. What Is the Difference between Acute and Chronic Pain? H. Types of Pain I. Review J. Meet Marjorie K. Section Summary Section 3: Pain Assessment A. Pain: The Fifth Vital Sign B. When Should Pain Be Assessed? C. Signs and Symptoms of Pain D. Pain Assessment E. Pain Rating Scales F. Numeric Pain Rating Scales G. The Functional Pain Scale (FPS) H. Verbal Pain Rating Scales I. Nonverbal Rating Pain Scales J. Assessing Pain in Persons Diagnosed with Mental Illness K. Review L. Section Summary Section 4: Pain Management A. A Few Things to Remember about How Pain Can Be Managed B. Categories of Pain Intervention C. Pharmacological Management of Pain D. Side Effects of Narcotics E. Which Is Which? F. Concerns about Opiates G. Concerns about Opiates and Substance Use Disorders H. Additional Concerns about Opiates I. Important Concepts to Keep in Mind J. A Note on Integrating Care K. Other Medications of Importance L. Other Interventions M. Review N. Summary Section 5: Non-Pharmacological Management of Pain A. Biopsychosocial Model of Treating Pain B. Specific Pain Management Techniques C. Breathing Exercises D. Guided Imagery E. Application of Heat and Cold F. Education Is Part of Treatment G. Review H. What Happened to Jean? I. Section Summary Section 6: Conclusion A. Summary B. References

Instructor: Jennifer Barut, MSN, RN-BC
Mrs. Barut currently works as a Nursing Professional Development Specialist for Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital with Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Department of Nursing Education and Professional Development. She has worked in psychiatric nursing for the past 13 years in acute inpatient psychiatric care, psychiatric home health, and at a psychiatric nursing faculty. Ms. Barut is board certified in psychiatric nursing and is a co-chair of the American Psychiatric Nurse’s Association’s Recovery Council. Her current position involves multiple roles including CE planning, provision of orientation and ongoing education for psychiatric nursing staff, monthly Psychiatric Nursing Grand Rounds, Psychiatric Nurse Intern Coordinator, and Psychiatric Nurse Residency Coordinator. Mrs. Barut has conducted numerous presentations regarding the care of individuals diagnosed with mental illness. Disclosure: Jennifer Barut, MSN, RN-BC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: David Patzer, MD
David Patzer, M.D. has been practicing child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry for nearly 20 years. His education includes an undergraduate degree from Illinois Wesleyan University and a medical degree from Northwestern Medical School in Chicago, Illinois. He completed residency training in General Adult Psychiatry at Yale University and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship training at the Yale University Child Study Center. Dr. Patzer served as Assistant Professor at Yale and subsequently at the University of Arizona in Tucson teaching child psychiatry. He also attended the Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Patzer is board certified in general psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, and addiction medicine, as well as licensed for practice in both Tennessee and Arizona. He has served in numerous director-level positions for child and adolescent psychiatry. He has also published numerous articles on developmental disorders and substance use disorders. Dr. Patzer currently serves as the Adult and Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Clinical Supervisor for Mental Health Cooperative in Nashville, Tennessee. He is also the Medical Director for the Middle Tennessee Bradford Health Services (Addiction Treatment) in Nashville, Franklin, and Clarksville, Tennessee. Disclosure: David Patzer, MD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Staff Writer: Naju Madra, M.A.

Naju Madra, M.A. is an internal subject matter expert and clinical content writer for Relias' Behavioral Healthcare library. She earned her Master's degree in Psychology with specific study in neuropsychological assessment for children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. She brings with her a wealth of experience in clinical assessment, along with expertise in large-scale clinical research project management, recruitment, training, as well as in-person and web-based curriculum development.

In addition to scholarly activities such as writing manuals and preparing manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals, Ms. Madra has over 15 years of behavioral healthcare experience ranging from crisis counseling and job coaching for individuals with severe mental illness and co-occurring disorders, to community college instruction, and trauma specialist at the Veterans Health Administration. In her current role, Ms. Madra has contributed authorship to over 100 behavioral healthcare course offerings for both licensed and non-licensed professionals in the Health & Human Services market.

 Disclosure: Naju Madra, M.A. 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: entry and intermediate level Professional Counselors; entry and intermediate level Social Workers; entry level Alcohol and Drug Counselors; entry level Nurses; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
Relias will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
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.
Accommodations
If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support by calling (800) 381-2321 or emailing support@relias.com