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Pain Management

Pain management is good medicine in several ways:

  • Ethically: Clinicians have an ethical obligation to relieve pain and suffering.
  • Clinically: Good pain management can promote clinical healing. This means shorter hospital stays and fewer readmissions.
  • From a regulatory standpoint: Regulatory standards require clinicians to assess and treat pain.

You will learn how to manage pain in your patients.

You will learn:

  • The definition of pain
  • The benefits of managing pain effectively
  • Best practices and guidelines for assessing pain
  • Best practices and guidelines for managing pain

Courseware Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

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