Pain Management (NURS-1693)

Nursing care of clients often involves managing pain alongside other health considerations, This course begins with an overview of concepts related to pain including common misconceptions, epidemiology, and basic neurophysiology of pain. You will learn how to work collaboratively to accurately assess pain in your patients as well as differentiate acute and chronic pain management techniques. Non-pharmacological pain management strategies are also discussed. Pain management in pediatrics, older adults, and Indigenous populations is examined. Opioid safety, the use of cannabis, and end of life pain management are some of the topics discussed in this course. You will complete this course armed with knowledge of effective evidence based strategies for managing pain. Prerequisite: LPN/RN You will be required to provide your license number at the time of registration.
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