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Pain Management: Assessment, Treatment, and Special Populations (NA1860)


Author(s): Patsy Barnes, RN, BA


Pre-Approved for: ACM, CA BRN, CCAPP, CCM, CDMS, COHN/COHN-S, CRC, CRRN, CVRP, Delaware BON, Florida BON, MCBAP-Related, NAADAC, RNs, RRP


Credit Hours: 2


Course Format

This course is online. All course material is available online and is accessible immediately after purchase from your account homepage.

Course Overview

This course provides a basic education and introduction to pain and pain management. In this course, we will discuss different ways that pain can be managed including non-opioid medications. We will present several complimentary and alternative treatments for chronic pain. We will then focus on pain management options for special populations, specifically veterans, and those at the end of life.



Course Objectives

  1. Explain a common barrier to good pain management

  2. Describe different types of pain

  3. List several ways of assessing pain

  4. Discuss types of pain management including complimentary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments

  5. Describe how pain management differs in special populations, specifically veterans and those at the end of life.

Course Outline

  1. Introduction

  2. CDC recommendations for treatment of chronic pain

  3. Types of pain

  4. Assessment of pain

  5. Types of pain management both traditional and CAM, including opioids

  6. The cannabis dilemma

  7. Pain management in special populations of veterans and end of life

  8. Conclusion

Customer Testimonial

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