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Pain Resource Nurse (PRN) Training Course

Date:
September 16-17, 2015

Featured Speaker:
Judy Paice, Ph.D., RN

Location:
The California Endowment Center
1000 N. Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Overview
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.
 

PRN Course Objectives

At the completion of this program the participants should be able to:
 
  • Identify the pharmacologic approaches to the management of pain and side-effect management
  • Discuss appropriate advocacy, communication and education strategies
  • Identify current issues in acute and chronic pain management
  • Describe the process of pain assessment
  • Explore the use of non-pharmacolgical interventions for pain management
  • Discuss the psychosocial-spiritual aspects of pain management
  • Identify issues in pain management for pediatric, elderly and other at risk populations
  • Review resources for extending pain education in your settings
  • Discuss pain management for cancer survivors.
 

Pain Resource Nurse (PRN) Training Course

Pain Resource Nurse (PRN) Training Course

Date:
September 16-17, 2015

Featured Speaker:
Judy Paice, Ph.D., RN

Location:
The California Endowment Center
1000 N. Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Overview
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.
 

Objectives

PRN Course Objectives

At the completion of this program the participants should be able to:
 
  • Identify the pharmacologic approaches to the management of pain and side-effect management
  • Discuss appropriate advocacy, communication and education strategies
  • Identify current issues in acute and chronic pain management
  • Describe the process of pain assessment
  • Explore the use of non-pharmacolgical interventions for pain management
  • Discuss the psychosocial-spiritual aspects of pain management
  • Identify issues in pain management for pediatric, elderly and other at risk populations
  • Review resources for extending pain education in your settings
  • Discuss pain management for cancer survivors.
 

Course Information

Course Information
Contact
Yvonne Rodriguez
yvrodriguez@coh.org
626-256-4673, ext. 62987
Accreditation
11.25 CE credits for full attendance of course. CE's to be provided by City of Hope Beckman Research Institute, approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 13380. You can attend Day 1 or 2 or both days.  You will receive CE credits for each full day you attend.
City of Hope is one of only 41 Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the country, the highest designation awarded by the National Cancer Institute to institutions that lead the way in cancer research, treatment, prevention and professional education.
City of Hope has a long-standing commitment to Continuing Medical Education (CME), sharing advances in cancer research and treatment with the health-care community through CME courses such as conferences, symposia and other on and off campus CME opportunities for medical professionals.

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