Understanding Pain Assessment, Management, and Addiction

Understanding Pain Assessment, Management, and Addiction 

Pain is often a daily problem for the older person. Studies have shown that more than half of older people have bothersome pain and three-quarters of them have pain in more than one location. Seventy-five percent of these individuals also have a chronic disease and take medications that can interact with pain medication, further complicating treatment. That means that many of the people you care for will most likely have pain. They will also most likely be on medication for pain, or need medication for it. In this course, you will learn about pain assessment, management, and addiction as it relates to the use of pain medication. With this knowledge, you can help calm fears of addiction among caregivers allowing for the best care possible of older persons.

$20.00

Hours: 0.75
REL-SRC-0-UPAMA

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (4 Match)

Florida Board of Nursing - Certified Nursing Assistants

0.7 HOURS


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 0.70 contact hours.

Non-Licensed Direct Care (DSP, HHA, CNA, DCW, PCA, IHA, NA)

0.75 HOURS


Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (ALL Direct Care Workers)

0.75 HOURS


Relias Learning, LLC is approved as a Curriculum Developer by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. This activity is approved for 0.75 contact hours for all WA State Direct Care Workers. Training Provider Code: WA0624. CE Approval Code: CE1730006

Pennsylvania Personal Care Home Administrators

0.75 HOURS


This activity is approved for 0.75 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-UPAMA
Hours: 0.75
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 4/30/2022
Learning Objectives:
Describe 3 ways to manage pain.
Describe 3 indications or signs of pain.
Identify 3 signs of addiction.
Describe 3 reasons people may under medicate or not receive adequate pain relief.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Where does it Hurt? A. Common Myths B. How Pain Affects Older People C. Pain Words D. What is Causing the Pain? E. Assessing Pain F. Review G. Summary Section 3: Fear of Addiction A. “She is Asking for Drugs Again” B. What is Addiction? C. Review D. Summary Section 4: Managing Pain without Addiction A. Managing Pain B. Shattering Myths C. What to do D. ABC’s of Pain Management E. Breakthrough Pain F. Pain Management Options G. Problems with Pain H. Review I. Summary Section 5: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributors C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations F. Exam

Instructor: Karen C. Schnaufer, BSN, RN
Karen C. Schnaufer, BSN, RN, Content Writer, Relias Learning, has held positions as staff nurse, charge nurse, research nurse clinician, and clinical instructor with over 25 years of clinical practice in a broad range of specialties: med/surg, pediatrics, long term care, mental health, research, and IDD. Prior to becoming a Registered Nurse, Ms. Schnaufer successfully challenged the Practical Nursing Boards in NY. After working with the Breast Oncology Research group at Duke, Ms. Schnaufer switched her focus to the area of IDD and worked with individuals with intellectual disabilities and mental health issues, who live in group homes. Among her various responsibilities in this area was to train direct support staff and clinicians in medical issues/medication administration, participate in state surveys, providing and implementing plans of correction, as well as, serving on various committees, such as Human Rights, to help improve the lives of the individuals supported. To this day, she continues to volunteer in this realm. A veteran of the U.S.A.F., Ms. Schnaufer is committed to creating relevant and intelligent continuing education courses for healthcare professionals throughout the continuum of care. Disclosure: Karen C. Schnaufer, BSN, RN 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 level Direct Care Workers; entry level General Staff; in the following settings: Home Health, Hospice, Palliative Care, Post-Acute Care.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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