Full course description

Note: Course content is available for free and continuing education credits are offered for a $3 fee. If desired, you will be asked to pay the fee upon completion of the course material.

This course about pain and symptom management will help you gain an understanding of the multidimensional aspects of pain. Physical, emotional, social, psychological and spiritual facets of pain will be discussed. Personal bias towards pain, how pain can impact life and health care delivery, as well as the physiology and pharmacology in pain management are also covered. The course is a one-hour self-paced tutorial and includes resources on pain management and pain assessment tools.

Gain a better understanding of what your clients and patients are experiencing and what can be done to help them with pain management.

Audience

Nurses in community health and clinical health care settings.

Learning Objectives
  • Define the multidimensional nature of pain.
  • Explain three barriers to the recognition of pain.
  • Identify assessment tools used in the treatment of pain.
Continuing Education Credit

1.0 Nursing contact hours

The Michigan Public Health Training Center at the University of Michigan School of Public Health is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nursing contact hours for this activity will expire on December 31, 2018.

Sponsors

This activity is co-provided by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Michigan Public Health Training Center, which is a part of the Region V Great Lakes Public Health Training Collaborative.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP27881 Region V Public Health Training Collaborative (total award amount $884,366). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.