Pain and Symptom Management

5 Contact Hours

This course presents pain and symptom management for the licensed nurse, respiratory therapist and pharmacy staff. It discusses assessment, pain types and appropriate treatment surrounding pain and pain management. This course is designed for nurses, pharmacy staff, respiratory therapists and other members of the healthcare team seeking to enhance their knowledge of pain management. **Approved by the Florida Board of Nursing and Florida Board of Pharmacy. After completion of this course, Smart CE will report completions to CE Broker.
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Pain and Symptom Management

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Pain and Symptom Management
    • Objectives
    • Introduction
    • History of Pain Management
    • Definition: Acute and Chronic Pain
    • Definition: Persistent Pain
    • Most Common Causes for Pain Management
    • How is Pain Assessed?
    • Bias, Culture and Pain Assessment
    • How is Pain Managed?
    • How is Pain Managed? - Continued 
    • Opioid/Non-opioid Medications/Treatments
    • Self-Management vs the Pain Medicine Model
    • Integrative Pain Management
    • Complementary and Alternative Pain Management
    • Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Therapies
    • Addictions
    • Tolerance, Dependence and Addiction
    • Conclusion
    • References:
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