Back and Neck Pain Tutorial 2020
The goal of this course is to instruct the professional nurse in afflictions commonly known as neck and back pain. This course will describe the anatomy of the spinal column and the many different causes of neck and back pain in relationship to the abnormalities of the spine that may occur due to stress and degeneration. Other causes of back pain, such as that experienced due to muscle, ligament, and tendon stress or injury will be discussed. Risk factors for such painful occurrences will be discussed as well as treatment modalities, including surgical procedures. Tips to prevent neck and back pain which may lessen the impact of pain on the individual and decrease the pain that is placed on the general population in terms of socio-economic demands will also be included in this discussion.

Course Publication Date: August 06, 2020

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Gloria Tartaglia RN
Course No:BNP080520
Contact Hours:5.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Pain Management
Community & Home Health
Critical Care Medicine
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Geriatric Medicine
Medical & Surgical Issues
Oncologic Medicine
Oregon Pain Management
Professional Issues
Learning Objectives
  • Name 5 risk factors for back pain.

  • State 4 causes of back pain

  • Explain 3 ways of preventing back injury.

  • Discuss 3 methods used to diagnose back pain.

  • Differentiate acute and chronic pain and treatment modalities utilized.

  • Discuss surgical and non-surgical treatment of back pain.

  • Differentiate laminectomy and diskectomy.

  • Explain how osteoarthritis differs from rheumatoid arthritis.

  • Name 2 types of medication used for back pain.

  • Compare surgical procedures for herniated disks, spinal stenosis, and spondylolisthesis.


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