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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 first of four programs on pain management, which has always been an integral part of patient care. 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 first program will review the pathophysiology and social factors of pain processes, describe the components of a thorough pain assessment, and identify outcomes needed for an effective pain management program.

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 program describes the psychophysiological and other factors involved in the pain process, and describes the techniques of a thorough pain assessment. The material is organized around the following categories:

    The material is organized around the following categories:

  • Introduction
  • Nociceptive Pain
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • The Personal Experience of Pain
  • Pain Assessment
  • The Pain Management Program
  • Conclusion

    The purpose of this program is to provide nurses and others an overview of the psychophysiological and other factors involved in the pain process, and describe the techniques of a thorough pain assessment.

    After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Explain the physiological processes involved in pain.
  • Describe other processes, such as psychological and social, involved in the subjective experience of pain
  • Describe the techniques of pain assessment.
  • List the outcomes of a pain management program.

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    Pain Management and Patient Care: The Pain Process and Patient Assessment Online course
    • Course ID:
      244989
    • Duration:
      n/a
    • Price:
      $50