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Postoperative Pain Management for Ambulatory Surgery Center Patients

Effective pain management is necessary for several reasons:

  • Ethically: Clinicians have an ethical obligation to relieve pain and suffering.
  • Clinically: Good pain management can promote clinical healing.
  • From a regulatory and/or accreditation standpoint: Regulatory and/or accreditation standards require clinicians to assess and treat pain.

This course will teach you how to manage pain in your patients.

Courseware Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Differentiate basic types of pain in order to assist in effective pain 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