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NOTE: This course provides less than 1 hour of continuing education credit and will not be accepted in states that require CE courses to provide a minimum of 1 hour of continuing education in a single learning session (e.g., Florida). For information on current CE requirements in your state, consult your state's licensure board for nurses.

This is the last of four programs on pain management. In this four-part series we examine the patient's pain experiences and learn how these experiences impact the caregiver's pain management strategies. This last program will examine the development of pain management programs for special populations: those who deny their pain, those not fully conscious, those with dementia, and age-specific groups from neonates to the elderly.

To complete this course, you must do the following:

  • Read the Overall and Course Objectives.
  • Study the Terminology.
  • Study the Content.
  • Complete the Learning Activity.
  • Complete the Post Test with a passing score of 80% or more.

    This workbook describes the major types of complimentary pain treatments, and their use in different types of pain management. The material is organized around the following categories:

  • Introduction
  • Patients in Denial
  • Patients Not Fully Conscious
  • Patients with Dementia
  • Different Age Groups
  • Conclusion

    The purpose of this program is to provide nurses and others an overview of the types of pain management for special populations.

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    Pain Management and Patient Care: Pain Treatment Programs for Special Populations Online course
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