Managing Pain from a Palliative Care Perspective

Managing Pain from a Palliative Care Perspective 

Pain at the end of life causes significant distress not only for the individual, but also for the family and even 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 at the end of life, you must understand and possibly rethink some basic ideas about pain and pain treatment. In this course, you will learn the epidemiology of undertreated pain, the problems that arise because of undertreated pain, the components of the pain assessment, the role of the pain management team, and the methods of pain relief the pain management team uses in palliative care.

$20.00

Hours: 1.25
REL-SRC-0-MPPCP

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (7 Match)

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.25 HOURS


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

Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.25 HOURS


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

Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Nursing

1.25 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.25 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 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.25 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

South Carolina Board of Nursing

1.25 HOURS


This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-[Custom_Code]

West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

1.25 HOURS


Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-MPPCP
Hours: 1.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 11/30/2020
Learning Objectives:
Discuss the relationship between total pain and palliative care.
Describe each component of the pain assessment.
Explain the role of the pain management team and the plan of care.
Distinguish between the different methods of pain relief used in palliative care.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Pain Assessment A. A National Focus on Pain B. Pain and Palliative Care C. Pain Defined D. Total Pain E. Components of the Assessment F. Factors Affecting Pain G. Effect on the Support System H. Challenging Assessments I. Review J. Summary Section 3: The Plan of Care A. A Multidimensional Approach B. Barriers to Pain Management C. Myths and Misconceptions D. Pain Management Goals E. Pain Diary F. Review G. Summary Section 4: Pain Management A. Implementing the Plan of Care B. NSAIDs C. Acetaminophen D. Opioid Analgesics E. Side Effects F. Opioid Dose Titration G. Opioid Rotation and Equianalgesia H. Combination Analgesics I. Adjuvant Therapy J. Non-Pharmacologic Interventions K. Palliative Sedation L. Review M. Summary Section 5: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributor C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations!

Staff Writer: Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, CDP, WCC
Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, CDP, WCC started working in the senior care industry in 2000. She is a certified Gerontological Nurse, a Certified Dementia Practitioner, and Wound Care Certified. She has held positions including MDS Coordinator, Director of Nursing, Medicare Nurse Coordinator, Nurse Consultant, Area Manager, and Director of Quality Assurance. Her overall responsibility within each of these positions was to ensure residents received the highest quality of care. This included active participation in quality improvement initiatives, review of clinical records to identify areas of weakness, corroboration with the medical director to institute policies and procedures for resident care, and staff education/training. Additionally, she was responsible for maintaining an effective compliance program under a Quality of Care Corporate Integrity Agreement with the Office of Inspector General for a period of five years. She currently serves as the Director of Curriculum Design & Research for Relias. Within this position, her responsibility is to oversee the development of online training modules across the healthcare continuum. She has served as the subject matter expert for courses on re-hospitalization, clinical skill reviews, leadership, management, and various OSHA and regulatory compliance topics. In addition, she has presented at various state conferences on mandatory compliance, quality assessment and assurance (QA&A), and quality assurance and performance improvement (QAPI).  Disclosure: Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, CDP, WCC 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: Administrators; Nurses; in the following settings: Hospice, Palliative 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.
Accommodations
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