Basics of Pain Relief During Labor
The goal of this course is to help nurses learn about a variety of pain relief measures that can be used for the laboring woman in achieving a more comfortable and positive birth experience

Course Publication Date: April 19, 2018

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Author:Anita Rothera-Delaney RN, BS
Course No:PRL041618
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Community & Home Health
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Medical & Surgical Issues
Pain Management
Peri-Natal Medicine
Women's Health

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Learning Objectives
  • Discuss two non-pharmacological pain relief measures that can be used during labor.
  • Discuss two pharmacological interventions available to women in labor.
  • Discuss the role of the labor support coach, whether the woman’s partner or the labor nurse.
  • Describe the use of hypnotherapy in pregnancy and childbirth.
  • Discuss the natural childbirth movement.
  • Compare attitudes toward labor pain relief at various points in time over the past 100 years.
  • State which method is the most widely used and most effective pain relief method for childbirth
  • Describe three techniques that diminish the perception of labor pain.


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