Pain Assessment and Management for Nurses (PAM)

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Persistent (chronic) pain is a prevalent symptom that has a major impact on individuals, their family and society. This course focuses on evidence-informed pain assessment and management practices and how to apply them to your care setting. It has broad applicability for nurses working in a variety of practice settings with adult populations.

Eligibility

Nurse Practitioner (NP), Registered Nurse (RN), or Registered Practical Nurse (RPN)

Prerequisites:

None

Completion Requirements:

  • Attendance at 2 day long sessions; 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
  • Successful completion of two practical assignments (electronic Word format)
  • Completion of two online learner reflections
  • Completion of online post-course evaluation

Performance Objectives:

Following the completion of the 2-day Pain Education Program and two practical applications, the Learner will be able to:

  1. Define and describe pain in the context of whole person care
  2. Identify barriers to effective pain management
  3. Complete a comprehensive pain assessment
  4. Differentiate between different types of pain
  5. Describe the principles of pharmacological and non-pharmacological management of pain
  6. Describe opioid and non-opioid medications used in managing pain
  7. Apply conversion ratios between different opioids and routes of administration
  8. Manage common adverse effects of opioids
  9. Evaluate the effectiveness of pain management interventions

 
 
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