About Course #N1776
Release Date: April 25, 2018
Expiration Date: April 30, 2021
The purpose of this course is to provide the learner with current knowledge about pain and nursing care for persons experiencing pain. The learner will be able to describe pain assessment for patients across the lifespan and will be able to identify evidence-based assessment for patients whose cognitive impairment, age, or level of consciousness makes them incapable of reporting their pain. The learner will demonstrate an understanding of the pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatment of acute and chronic pain. With this knowledge, the learner will be able to both educate patients and advocate for effective pain treatment.
Michigan - fulfills entire pain and pain symptom management requirement.
About the Author(s)
Ann Schreier, PhD, RN, is a professor at East Carolina University (ECU) College of Nursing in Greenville, NC. Dr. Schreier received her BSN degree from Boston University, an MSN from University of California, San Francisco and her PhD from Stanford University. Dr. Schreier has clinical experience in oncology and in hospice. This clinical experience has motivated Dr. Schreier to study and promote best practices in pain management. She is actively engaged in research with studies examining the relationship between pain, fatigue, sleep disturbance, and anxiety of breast cancer survivors and the development of interventions to assist cancer patients cope with pain and co-occurring symptoms. In her 25 years of experience as a faculty member at East Carolina University, she has taught undergraduate and graduate students. By her colleagues, she is considered an expert in the education of nurses in pain management. She has extensively lectured about pain management at a local, regional and national level. In 2017, she received ECU's Distinguished Faculty Mentor Award for her outstanding contributions to mentoring of doctoral students in their research. She is a past president of American Society for Pain Management Nurses.. She serves on the editorial board of Pain Management Nursing. Dr. Schreier is active in advocacy for pain management.
- Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.