Nursing: Pain Assessment and Management for Michigan Nurses
20.95
Online
Mandatory
Please select your state to enroll in this course
About the Course:
In the United  States, pain is viewed as a public health crisis and has an impact on the physical, psychological and social aspects of individuals experiencing pain (United States Department of Health and Human Services [USDHHS] National Inter-Agency Task Force Report, 2019). Each individual’s response to pain is unique and is influenced by biological factors, psychological and emotional factors, social factors, and previous experiences of pain (Ireland & Lalkhen, 2019).  This course provides nurses with an overview of the physiology of pain and differentiates between acute and chronic pain. The course focuses on assessment and pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment modalities for the patient experiencing pain.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Recall the definition, the nature, the impact, and the expression of pain.
  • Differentiate between nociceptive and neuropathic pain.
  • Discuss the physiology of pain.
  • Choose the appropriate pain assessment tool for individual clients based upon cognitive abilities.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of various treatments for acute and chronic pain, including pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment modalities.
  • Discuss the special considerations for pain management in populations such as the elderly, pediatric, and those who are addicts or at risk for addiction.
  • Select appropriate educational information for patients regarding pain management.
  • Discuss barriers to adequate treatment of pain.

About the Author:
Ann M. Schreier, PhD, RN, received her baccalaureate degree in nursing from Boston University, an MSN from University of California, San Francisco, and her PhD from Stanford University. Currently Dr. Schreier is a professor at East Carolina University, College of Nursing in the Nursing Science Department. She is a past president of the American Society of Pain Management Nursing.

How to Receive Credit:
  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 2-hour commitment of time.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to complete either:
    • An affirmation that you have completed the educational activity.
    • A mandatory test (a passing score of 70 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Self-Assessment and Course Evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Disclosures:

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
In accordance with the ANCC Standards for Commercial Support for continuing education, Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

©2020: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Colibri Healthcare, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Colibri Healthcare, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Colibri Healthcare, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.

Course Verification
All individuals involved have disclosed that they have no significant financial or other conflicts of interest pertaining to this course. Likewise, and in compliance with California Assembly Bill No. 241, every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that the content in this course is balanced and unbiased.
 
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Pain Assessment and Management for Michigan Nurses - N33535

20.95
About the Course:
In the United  States, pain is viewed as a public health crisis and has an impact on the physical, psychological and social aspects of individuals experiencing pain (United States Department of Health and Human Services [USDHHS] National Inter-Agency Task Force Report, 2019). Each individual’s response to pain is unique and is influenced by biological factors, psychological and emotional factors, social factors, and previous experiences of pain (Ireland & Lalkhen, 2019).  This course provides nurses with an overview of the physiology of pain and differentiates between acute and chronic pain. The course focuses on assessment and pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment modalities for the patient experiencing pain.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Recall the definition, the nature, the impact, and the expression of pain.
  • Differentiate between nociceptive and neuropathic pain.
  • Discuss the physiology of pain.
  • Choose the appropriate pain assessment tool for individual clients based upon cognitive abilities.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of various treatments for acute and chronic pain, including pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment modalities.
  • Discuss the special considerations for pain management in populations such as the elderly, pediatric, and those who are addicts or at risk for addiction.
  • Select appropriate educational information for patients regarding pain management.
  • Discuss barriers to adequate treatment of pain.

About the Author:
Ann M. Schreier, PhD, RN, received her baccalaureate degree in nursing from Boston University, an MSN from University of California, San Francisco, and her PhD from Stanford University. Currently Dr. Schreier is a professor at East Carolina University, College of Nursing in the Nursing Science Department. She is a past president of the American Society of Pain Management Nursing.

How to Receive Credit:
  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 2-hour commitment of time.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to complete either:
    • An affirmation that you have completed the educational activity.
    • A mandatory test (a passing score of 70 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Self-Assessment and Course Evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Disclosures:

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
In accordance with the ANCC Standards for Commercial Support for continuing education, Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

©2020: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Colibri Healthcare, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Colibri Healthcare, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Colibri Healthcare, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.

Course Verification
All individuals involved have disclosed that they have no significant financial or other conflicts of interest pertaining to this course. Likewise, and in compliance with California Assembly Bill No. 241, every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that the content in this course is balanced and unbiased.