Course Objectives
At the completion of this program the participants should be able to:
 
  • Describe the process of pain assessment
  • Identify current issues in pain management
  • Review the pharmacologic approaches to the management of pain and side-effect management
  • Identify issues in pain management for pediatric, elderly and other at risk populations
  • Discuss appropriate pain advocacy, ethical/legal issues, communication and education strategies
  • Explore the use of integrative approaches for pain management
  • Review resources for extending pain education in your settings
  • Discuss the evolving role of nurses in the future of pain management
  • Review professional self-care strategies