Managing Pain

Managing Pain 

This lesson discusses monitoring pain and using observations to help care for clients.


Hours: 2.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (2 Match)

Florida Board of Nursing - Certified Nursing Assistants


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 2.00 contact hours.

District Of Columbia Board Of Nursing Assistive Personnel


Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-MP
Hours: 2
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 10/31/2024
Learning Objectives:
Define pain.
Identify factors that affect pain.
Correctly observe and collect responses about pain.
State information to report to your supervisor concerning the person's pain.
Describe actions you can take to reduce the person's pain.

Pain is a vital sign Pain is universal Misunderstandings The client is the best authority Ineffective pain management Involve the client Factors affecting pain How to recognize pain When to collect responses How to collect responses Rating the pain Report to a nurse Actions to reduce pain Complementary therapies Appropriate rest Client preference Emotional needs Assisting with cold therapy Assisting with heat therapy Other comfort measures Pharmacologic Pain Management Routes for delivery Patient Controlled Analgesia Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Easing Indigestion Medication Review Pain Medication complications

Instructor: Sally Brounstein, RN
Sally Brounstein, RN, is a Regional Nurse Educator with Providence Health & Services in Oregon, with more than 40 years experience overseeing competency assessment for all RNs, CNAs, and Techs hired in the Portland, Oregon, service area.  She has also developed the CNA2 acute care program at Portland Community College, where she has been an instructor for more than six years, providing training in conjunction with OHSU and Legacy Health System.  Disclosure: Sally Brounstein, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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