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Pamela Clark

Pamela Clark, CRNI, is a Nurse Manager for Healix, a leader in the field of parenteral services. She has more than 28 years of experience in infusion therapy and infusion education with both licensed nurses and patients. Her experience spans multiple infusion settings including: acute care, long-term care, home infusion, and ambulatory infusion care. She also has experience in oncology and oncology research.


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Class Accreditation
All states (with the exception of Hawaii) recognize our courses for accredited continuing nursing education, CNE, contact hours.
This course is accredited by the following boards:
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15467.
Provider approved by the Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia , South Carolina Boards of Nursing through CE Broker, CE Provider #: 50-13256. 
 
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Current Concepts in Pain Management

Contact Hours: 4
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Current Concepts in Pain Management
For a complete list of accreditations for this course, please see the accreditation information box below the author’s bio.  All states (with the exception of Hawaii) recognize our courses for accredited continuing nursing education, CNE, contact hours.

This instructional course has been designed to provide current concepts and skills related to pain management. As research sheds light on pain management issues and treatment methods, healthcare professionals are expected to maintain competency in assessing and treating their patients’ pain, as well as managing the side effects of those pain control interventions. This course contains current practices for best patient outcomes. This course provides 4.0 contact hours of continuing education.

State Boards of Nursing have varying positions on the role of the LPN/LVN in the administration of parenteral pain control measures. A link to each state Board of Nursing is listed here. Competency requirements are obtained and maintained through the nurse’s employer, facility or institution.

This instructional course has been designed to provide current concepts and skills in pain management to the licensed nurse. 

This course fulfills the requirement for 2 hours of continuing education in pain and symptom management for nurses in Michigan.



Objectives


Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to: 

1. Identify at least 2 barriers to adequate pain management.
2. List at least 3 cognitive techniques used for pain management.
3. List at least 3 physical techniques used for pain management.
4. Identify 2 non-opioid analgesics.
5. Discuss the role of opioids in pain management.
6. Identify at least 2 adverse effects of opioid use.
7. Explain the role of adjuvant drugs in pain management.

 

 


Curriculum


CURRICULUM OF CURRENT CONCEPTS IN PAIN MANAGEMENT

Chapter 1: Scope of the Issue
• Prevalence
• Barriers to Effective Management
• Patients’ Rights

Chapter 2: Types of Pain
• Nociceptive
• Visceral
• Somatic
• Neuropathic
• Acute
• Chronic
• Breakthrough

Chapter 3: Pain Assessment
• Individual Factors
• Tools

• Opioid Misuse Assessment


Chapter 4: Non-Pharmacologic Interventions
• Cognitive
• Physical

• Integrative and Complementary Medicine

Chapter 5: Pharmacologic Interventions
WHO Analgesic Ladder
COX Inhibitors
NSAIDS
Acetaminophen
Antidepressants
BMDA-Receptor Antagonists
Antileptics
Local Anesthetics
Implanted Intraspinal Infusion
Topical Analgesics
Opioids
Patient-Controlled Analgesia
Side Effects
Opioid Antagonists
Adjuvant Drugs
Pain from Bone Metastatis

 

 

Chapter 6: Education and Documentation
• Education
• Patient Safety
• Documentation

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