ELNEC Pediatric Module 6: Pain Management in Pediatric Palliative Care


Effective pain management requires an interdisciplinary team approach, but healthcare professionals cannot practice what they do not know. In this course, you will learn about the basic principles of pain assessment and management in pediatric palliative care and the barriers to proper assessment and management.


Hours: 1.50


Certificates provided by accrediting body (0 Match)

Course Details

Hours: 1.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 2/28/2019
Learning Objectives:
List four barriers to adequate pain relief in palliative care.

Identify three types of children who are at increased risk for pain.

Describe five components of a comprehensive, multidimensional pain assessment.

Explain three basic principles of pain management.

Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Overview of Pediatric Pain A. Pain Defined B. Scope of the Problem C. Barriers to Pain Relief D. Pain Myths E. Neonatal and Infant Pain Myths F. Special Populations G. Chronic Conditions H. At Risk Populations I. Neurocognitive Impairment J. Review K. Summary Section 3: Multidimensional Pain Assessment A. Nociceptive Pain B. Neuropathic Pain C. Total Pain D. Identifying Pain E. Self-Report F. Pain Intensity Scales G. Other Types of Assessment H. Assessment Tools I. Communication J. Review K. Summary Section 4: Principles of Pain Management A. Pain Management B. Golden Rules C. WHO Analgesic Ladder D. Stay Ahead of Pain E. Route of Administration F. Tolerance, Dependence, and Addiction G. Principle of Double Effect H. Education I. Review J. Summary Section 5: Pain Management A. Non-Opioid Analgesics B. Managing GI Effects C. Combination Analgesics D. Opioid Analgesics E. Methadone F. Adverse Effects G. Respiratory Suppression H. Titration I. Equianalgesia J. Opioid Rotation K. Tapering Analgesics L. Opioids in Neonates M. Adjuvant Medications N. Non-Pharmacologic Approaches O. Common Approaches P. Procedural Pain Q. Intractable Pain R. Pain at the End of Life S. Palliative Sedation T. Review U. Summary Section 6: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributor C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations

Expert Reviewer: Joetta Wallace, RN, MSN, FNPC
Joetta Wallace has more than 35 years experience in pediatric care including intensive care, pediatric hematoloogy and oncology and is now focusing on pediatric paliative care. She is President of the Association of Pediatric Hematology / Oncology Nurses (APHON) and is Palliative Care Program Coordinator, Miller Children's Hospital in Long Beach, CA. She has presented all topics of the ELNEC Pediatric curriculum to new pediatric nurses and presents regularly at Grand Rounds. Disclosure: Joetta Wallace, RN, MSN, FNPC 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 Social Workers; entry, intermediate, and advanced level Nurses; in the following settings: Hospice, Palliative Care.
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