Pain Management for Nursing Professionals (Part-time studies)

School of Nursing Certificate of Achievement

Program Overview

This certificate of achievement is a one-course program that can be completed in 12 weeks or less. LPN's and RN's are required to provide their license number at the time of course registration.

Pain management impacts a patient's recovery, which affects all areas of care and subsequently, all areas of nursing. As a student in the Pain Management for Nursing Professionals program, you will become familiar with the mechanisms of pain and the practice of pain management in nursing.

You will review up-to-date research focusing on the role of nurses in the inter-professional team management of chronic and acute pain across the lifespan in various populations.

An introduction to the epidemiology and neurophysiology of pain will provide the basis for in-depth discussions related to the appropriate use of several nursing interventions including pharmacological and non-pharmacological pain management methods in pediatric, adult, and Indigenous clients.

You will also review:

  • opioid safety
  • the use of cannabis, and
  • end of life pain management

The program includes discussion related to the role of nurses in leadership and advocacy in the field of pain management. Knowledge gained from this course will be relevant and applicable to all nursing care clinical settings.

All materials are included. No additional texts are required.

This program is an approved elective for the University of Saskatchewan Nursing students.

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Pain Management (NURS-010)