An Introduction to Pain Assessment and Management
Pain impacts every clinician and every patient at some point in their health care journey. Having a basic understanding of the principles of pain, how to determine which pain assessment to use, and the elements of pain management will help the clinician support their patients experiencing pain. The goal of this course is to provide this information in a practical format that allows the clinician to incorporate this information into their daily practice.

Course Publication Date: May 05, 2022

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Author:Susan Hausle MSN, RN, CHPN
Course No:IPAM0522
Contact Hours:2.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Pain Management
Learning Objectives
  • Discuss why pain is subjective.

  • Explain why pain is thought to be evolutionary.

  • Define the four types of pain.

  • Depict a comprehensive pain assessment.

  • State two common mnemonics for pain assessment.

  • Compare the most commonly used pain scales.

  • Describe the WHO Pain Ladder.

  • Name three medication classes commonly used as adjuvant analgesics.

  • Compare the most common non-pharmacological pain treatments.


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