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Michigan: Pain and Symptom Management for Nurses

Contact Hours Awarded: 2

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Course Overview

Michigan: Pain and Symptom Management for Nurses
Morgan Curry

Author: Molina Allen

Pain is a subjective, complicated symptom that afflicts every human at some point in their lives. Managing pain within healthcare settings is a challenge and must take into consideration patient-centered preferences, treatment goals, as well as guidelines and laws from governing bodies. For many years, opioids were the first line of defense against acute and chronic pain conditions. With the opioid crisis, this mindset has been required to change.

Course Outline

  1. Epidemiology of Pain & Statistics
  2. What is Pain and Why Does It Occur?
  3. Identifying Types of Pain
  4. Physical and Psychological Elements of Pain
  5. Psychological Responses
  6. Pain Management
  7. Pharmacological Pain Treatments
  8. Non-Pharmacological Treatment
  9. Federal and Michigan Laws on Opioid Prescribing
  10. Use Drug Classification and Schedule in Michigan
  11. Michigan Laws
  12. CDC Guidelines and Recommendations on Prescribing and Use
  13. Drug Diversion Within the Healthcare System
  14. Risks of Opioid Use and Misuse
  15. Perceived Barriers to Pain Management
  16. Nursing Considerations and Intervention
  17. Pain Assessment and Screening Tools
  18. Nursing Interventions Related to Pain
  19. References

Accreditation Statement

Nursing CE Central LLC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

In this course we will discuss pain and symptom management. It will take the average learner 120 minutes to complete.

Course Outcomes

After completing this course, the learner will rate 4 out of 5 on the Likert Scale for their ability to:

  1. Identify contributing factors and consequences of the opioid crisis in the United States.
  2. Define pain, including pathophysiology, stages, types, and risk factors.
  3. Recognize multi-modal pain treatment options including pharmacological, non-pharmacological and behavioral modification options.
  4. Differentiate psychological and physiological elements related to pain.

Target Audience

  • Registered Nurses (RN)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)
  • Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN/LVN)

Requirement for Completion

  1. Enrollment in the course by the learner
  2. Read and learn all course materials
  3. Complete the course evaluation
  4. Attest and testify learning of the course materials

Accreditations + Approvals

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) (P0614)
  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP 17418)
  • Kentucky Board of Nursing (7-0090)
  • Louisiana State Board of Nursing (58)
  • New York State Department of Education (IC 208)
  • Florida Board of Nursing (50-23983)

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

Nursing CE Central nor any of the authors, planners, content experts, or any contributors have any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

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Course created on: January 04, 2021
Course Renewed On: December 29, 2023

Course Expires on: December 29, 2026

Course Offering: #35