Pain Management Essentials - N1741


About Course #N1741

Release Date: November 30, 2016

Expiration Date: December 31, 2019

Pain affects more than 100 million people in the United States. To address the multifactorial aspects of pain, a multimodal approach - using nonpharmacological, pharmacological, and supportive care modalities to manage different types of pain - has been the recommendation according to the most recent guidelines.

Challenges identified among healthcare providers, including advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), are professional knowledge gaps on effective treatment for pain and practicing in professional silos when managing patients who suffer from pain. Collaboration among healthcare providers, interprofessional continuing education, and improved patient communication and empowerment are needed to manage pain appropriately. Furthermore, APRNs have a meaningful and growing opportunity to ensure patients are managed appropriately - balancing pain management and abuse - as they will always encounter those with pain, whether or not it is the patient's primary issue.

The purpose of this course is to provide evidenced-based information of nonpharmacological and pharmacological therapies for appropriate pain management using a multimodal approach. This course is designed for APRNs practicing in any setting to be able to recommend different modalities to manage those suffering from different types of pain.

This course is an extract of, and should not be taken in conjunction with, course #N1721 Pain Management Therapies: Pharmacological and Nonpharmacological Modalities.

Orthopedic Nurses - ONCB has approved this course for 1Category A contact hours toward recertification.

About the Author(s)

Germin Fahim, PharmD, BCPS, completed her doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) degree at Jefferson School of Pharmacy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, She completed a postgraduate year 1 residency at the Brooklyn Hospital Center in Brooklyn, New York. Her postgraduate year 2 residency specialized in drug information at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey, which is affiliated with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. After completing 2 years of residency, Dr. Fahim accepted a position as clinical assistant professor at Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University where she co-teaches various courses including Drug Information. Additionally, she precepts sixth-year PharmD students at her practice site, Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, New Jersey, where she also performs regular pain rounds with an advance practice registered nurse. She is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist.

Course Disclosures

  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
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  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.

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