Pain assessment and management is a crucial part of compassionate and effective patient care. Scientific advancements in the understanding of the mechanisms of pain, multidisciplinary methods of assessment and management, and the improvement of medications to treat pain have contributed to the wealth of knowledge in this area. If you work with patients who are in pain, this certificate program will help you increase the accuracy of your pain assessment skills and become more effective in your pain management strategies.
12.00 Contact Hours
Participants: This certificate program is targeted toward nurses of all levels (student nurses, registered nurses, licensed vocational or practical nurses, advance practice nurses, and nursing faculty) and in all positions (staff nurses and nurse administrators). It is also relevant for nursing assistants, social workers, occupational therapists, recreation therapists, physical therapists, respiratory therapists, health care administrators, personal care assistants, and volunteers.
The Pain Assessment and Management Certificate consists of a total of 6 courses:
- Pain Theory and Assessment Principles
- Interventions and Treatment of Pain
- Pain Management in the Adult: Acute and Chronic Pain
- Pain Management in Special Populations: Children and the Elderly
- Pain Management in Special Populations: Surgery, Cancer, and HIV
- Treatment of Pain at the End of Life
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Requirements: Internet access, email, and Firefox or Internet Explorer web browser. Certificate program must be completed within six weeks of the start date.
You will need to create a login for your online classroom. Go to www.ed2go.com/ksuconed. Find your course by browsing the catalog or using the search bar. Click the Add to Cart button (this site does not accept payments - you will not be charged here). Select your start date and then create a Username and Password. You must pass the final exam in all lessons with a score of 80 or higher AND complete the Evaluation Form in order to receive your Certificate of Completion. Finals are graded as Pass or No Pass. You may retake final exams as many times as necessary within the six week duration of the program at no additional charge.
If you have questions about this course, please contact the online coordinator at 470-578-3355 or firstname.lastname@example.org.