Page 108 Complete Your CE Test Online - Click Here Pain Assessment and Care: A Critical Challenge 3 Contact Hours Release Date: August 15, 2017 Expiration Date: August 15, 2020 Faculty Susan L. Rubin, MSN, RN Susan L. Rubin, MSN, RN, received her baccalaureate degree in nursing from West Chester University and a master’s degree in clinical trials nursing from Drexel University. She is a published author who has experience as a progressive care unit nurse with a special interest in cardiac nursing. Content reviewer Cheryl M. Lindy, PhD, RN-BC, NEA-BC Audience This course is intended for nurses who want more knowledge on pain assessment and management. Purpose statement This program provides nurses with an overview of the physiology of pain and the differences between acute and chronic pain. The focus of the program is on assessment, pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatment modalities, and the challenge of pain management for the patient experiencing pain. Learning objectives Š Š Define pain. Š Š Differentiate between acute and chronic pain. Š Š Discuss the physiology of pain. Š Š Perform a pain assessment with various pain assessment tools. Š Š Describe various treatments for pain, including pharmacological and nonpharmacological treatment modalities. Š Š Describe the challenges of managing chronic pain. Š Š Discuss the special considerations for pain management in various populations, including the elderly, pediatric, addicts, and those at risk for addiction. Š Š Discuss the risks for opioid addiction and the misuse of opioids in the United States. Š Š Provide educational information to patients regarding pain management. Š Š Identify barriers and disparities of the treatment of pain. How to receive credit ● ● Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 3-hour commitment of time. ● ● Depending on your state requirements you will asked to complete either: ○ ○ An affirmation that you have completed the educational activity. ○ ○ A mandatory test (a passing score of 70 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention. ● ● Provide required personal information and payment information. ● ● Complete the MANDATORY Self-Assessment and Course Evaluation. ● ● Print your Certificate of Completion. Accreditations and approvals Elite is accredited as a provider of continuing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Individual state nursing approvals In addition to states that accept ANCC, Elite is an approved provider of continuing education in nursing by: Alabama, Provider #ABNP1418 (valid through March 1, 2021); California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP15022; District of Columbia Board of Nursing, Provider # 50-4007; Florida Board of Nursing, Provider #50- 4007; Georgia Board of Nursing, Provider #50-4007; and Kentucky Board of Nursing, Provider #7-0076 (valid through December 31, 2019). Activity director June D. Thompson, DrPH, MSN, RN, FAEN, Lead Nurse Planner