September 16-17, 2015
Judy Paice, Ph.D., RN
The California Endowment Center
1000 N. Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
City of Hope's Division of Nursing Research and Education
is celebrating its 24th Pain Resource Nurse (PRN) Course in 2015. This innovative course commemorates 24 years of commitment and leadership in the education of nurses in best practices for pain relief. Since the first PRN course over 2,300 nurses have attended to gain knowledge and resources to improve their own care of patients in pain and to develop the role of the pain resource nurse for their institutions.
This comprehensive two-day program includes pain assessment, pharmacologic management, equianalgesic calculations, integrative approaches, communication for better pain management, psycho-spiritual aspects, managing pain in special populations, workshops on cancer pain, interventional pain, meditation, music therapy and preparing for the pain management certification exam. Participants also receive an extensive syllabus, which includes presentations, pain references, and resources to support improved pain management practice. Breakfast and lunch are included with registration.
Nurses have an essential role in providing effective and compassionate care to all patients in pain. The PRN Course equips nurses to improve care of patients in pain, strengthen their role as patient advocates, and prepares nurses to be confident members of interdisciplinary care teams.