Pain Management: Assessment and Patient Care for Nurses and Other Healthcare Professionals
Objectives: Explain the experience and physiology of pain. Outline the elements of a comprehensive pain assessment. Describe pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions and self-management strategies. Discuss the roles and guidelines for nursing, occupational therapy, and physical therapy in pain management. Discuss the issues of opioid misuse, abuse, and diversion and drug-seeking behaviors. Consider issues involved in pain management for palliative and end-of-life care. Relate ethical concerns in pain management.
Description: Managing pain: understanding the experience and physiology of pain, elements of a comprehensive pain assessment, interventions and strategies, roles and guidelines for providers, ethical concerns, and issues related to opioids.