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Effectively Managing Pain (CE)

Pain management is good medicine ethically, clinically and from a regulatory standpoint. Home health and hospice patients deal with all different types of pain and they rely on their caregivers to help them manage it. This course will discuss how to manage pain in patients, the definition of pain, the benefits of treating pain effectively, best practices and guidelines for assessing pain, and best practices and guidelines for treating pain.

Courseware Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education activity, you should be able to:

  • Differentiate basic types of pain in order to assist in effective management and improve patient outcomes
  • List the benefits of treating pain to improve patient outcomes
  • Identify the components of a pain assessment necessary for effective pain management
  • Identify best practices for safely treating pain to improve patient care quality and outcomes